“I bring you good news of great joy … Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11 (NIV)When I was a child, our family enjoyed decorating our Christmas tree. After we finished, everyone left to do other things. My childish imagination was captured by the wonder of Christmas, so I stayed by the tree making up stories about the figures who “lived” there. My favorite was my small white angel trimmed in gold. Santa was kissing Mrs. Claus. Jolly snowmen and small dolls danced in the glittering lights. Mom set up a Christmas village on the cedar chest, and a small nativity.
In one story the angel might fly to visit the North Pole, but she would spend time with baby Jesus in the manger. She might talk to Mary. The snowmen and dolls were part of my make-believe stories, too. The Bible is filled with stories that capture our imagination: the Israelites crossing the Red Sea on dry land; only eight people and thousands of animals floating on an enormous ark with no land in sight; a boy named David kills a giant with a sling and stone.
Jesus revealed scriptural truths in the parables He told. In illustrations drawn from life He told people about His kingdom: the sower, the weeds, the hidden treasure and the pearl. The most miraculous story ever told is God breaking into human history by sending His Son to bring salvation to all who believe in Him.
Praise your name, Father, for sending your beloved Son to be our Savior. May those who search for answers to life’s deepest questions find them in Jesus.© 2012 Diane E. Hussey