While the Jews anticipated the Messiah to be born into a family of royalty, God who knows how to hide treasures inside trash, chose to operate differently from the expectation of His people(The Jews)!
God placed His Son in the womb of an ordinary maiden woman who lived in a beggarly terrain, to birth baby Jesus. This was probably to show the world that be you poor, destitute, famished or even pauperized, God still has you at heart, and can still do great things through you!
Jesus recieved his elementary training in a synagogue school in which the Jewish child studied from the ages of six to twelve. And thus, He grew in wisdom.
Jesus remains the most outstanding teacher in history, and also the wisest man that has ever lived in this side of eternity.
While we celebrate this season and the frenzy that comes with it, always recall that the first ever Christmas wasn't this exciting, in fact it was filled with trouble! Professors of theology explains the gravity of pain, stress and frustration that Joseph and Mary had to go through to safeguard the life of baby Jesus!
To keep baby Jesus safe from the virulent decree of King Herod, Bethlehem slept at wee hours as Joseph and Mary took their baby out of the village and left for Egypt without hope of where to stay and how they will cope!
Today, the action on the cross(Jesus' death and resurrection) has given us Salvation, Triumph and above all, Authority over the enemy!
Christmas has become a multi billion dollar industry. Traders record double speed in sales during Christmas.
The excitement that comes with giving and receiving of gifts during Christmas are all measures to emulate what God(our Father) did for us(The Giving of His son).
Friend, this is a period to reflect, give thanks and celebrate God's most precious Gift to mankind, JESUS!
BV AMOS DEDE