A Child is Born
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)
A birth is always an exciting event, and a Royal birth is very special. May has given us Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, the new daughter of Kate and William.
Looking back over my working life, my time as a staff nurse in the labour ward of the local maternity hospital has to be the most rewarding. Each time a new life entered the world I marvelled at the greatness of God.
This human composition, comprising of molecular structures that defy the imagination, the combined chemical elements that don’t work when man tries to manufacture them, hundreds of cells that harmoniously co-ordinate, and that is just for starters. In Psalm 139:14 King David accepts the miracle of life. “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Christians accept the God-given gift of life, but when we read in Luke 2 of the incarnation of the Saviour of the world we are looking at so much more. This is another Royal birth—God made flesh—God incarnate. John 1:14 tells us, ‘The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
There are parallels in these two wonderful and amazing creations. God incarnate, born in a lowly animal stall came that we might become a new creation—born again. In John 3:3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”
The creation of life both physical and spiritual are astounding in their inexplicable ways – God incarnate, a babe in arms made it possible for you and I to live forever. Wonderful!
Father, our hearts are full of gratitude for the gift of a Royal birth, especially that of your Son, sent to earth to rescue us from our sinful ways. How we rejoice that He came! All praise and thanksgiving to you our loving and great God.
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