Wow…when you look at the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1 there is a long list of begetting.
The list starts with “Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers”. Those are names most everyone has heard at one time or another. But the list continues with about 34 other names from father to son to son to son, etc…and a few mothers are listed as well.
This seems like an awful lot of detailed accounting for one little baby. For my birth there was an account of my mother and father, and that was it. I guarantee you there aren’t more than about 10 people in the whole world who could tell you their names. And that information probably wouldn’t pour easily out of their mouths if asked.
So…that baby named Jesus must have been pretty special. I’m talking one-of-a-kind special. There were no Emperors or Kings or Pharaohs or dictators or presidents who ever had such a humble birth with such magnificent announcements.
No other person was ever born of a virgin mother. No other person was ever sung over by angelic choirs. No other person ever stirred up such extreme emotions and turmoil by simply being born.
And no other person will ever reach that level of significance.
Many have tried. And more, thinking themselves wise, will also try…and fail.
The genealogy of Jesus shows why we even have a “holiday season”. His birth is a holy day. Because God became flesh and dwelt among us for a little while. He will dwell among us again, and when He returns, it won’t be as a little baby in a manger.
He will be King of all and over all, and eventually everyday will be like Christmas.
In Faith, Hope, and Love,