Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. (Luke 2:11 NIV)
I was really looking forward to my birthday a few years ago. I was turning 30, a huge milestone, especially for a Christian girl like me who had read about the amazing stories of men and women in the Bible who had turned 30. I couldn’t wait to see what God would do for me too. Few weeks before my birthday, we received the news that family was going to arrive on my birthday to spend the summer. It was a pleasant surprise, but in the midst of the preparations and planning, my birthday seemed forgotten. To my surprise, however, a cake was brought out and we celebrated. It was truly the best birthday ever.
I share this story because this is what Christmas must feel like for the birthday Boy whose birth we celebrate every year. With other things taking precedence around Christmas, it’s easy to forget the birth of our Saviour which was planned before you and I were even born and which angels couldn’t wait to announce to the world. That baby, that beautiful baby, was God! He came to earth to live with us and redeem us from sin, so that we could become His sons and daughters. So in the midst of the busyness and noise of the season, take time to remember the birthday Boy, giving Him the best birthday ever.
This Christmas, don’t forget the birthday Boy.