This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. Luke 2:12
At Christmas time, we see many nativity scenes displayed in homes, yards and various other places, but does the reality of that one small piece of the scene—the baby—ever hit you so hard you fall to your knees?
Can you even imagine being there when He was born and knowing this was the Son of God. Can you see the child lying there wrapped in rags, looking around at those staring down at him? Were His eyes wide with astonishment and wonder at this place and these people? Or, did He know even then, who He was, and what he’d been sent by His Father to do?
As I contemplate these things, the words of the song, Oh Holy Night, come into my mind—Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices! O night divine, the night when Christ was born—and I am compelled to fall on my knees and praise His holy name. I am overcome with a sense of awe and wonder that He came to save me and you. And He came because our heavenly father loves us with an unconditional love that we cannot even begin to fathom or understand.
The baby in the manger knew the depth and wonder of that love. Think of the child on a bed of straw. Behold your King! For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!