The story is simple.
We honor and immortalize it through cantatas and majestic music.
We light it and decorate it and look for new ways to celebrate it.
We change the words and make speculations about the characters in the timeless drama as if we are concerned that the simplicity of the story will cause it to grow old and moldy; that it just isn’t snazzy enough for this high-tech world.
Yet the profoundness of the story is immersed in the simplicity of its message…
A teenage mother
A concerned husband
A busy town with harried people
Financial distress – taxes
A stable of animals doing what animals do
Shepherds on a Judean hillside, guarding sheep through the night.
Who split history in two forever.
Sages took notice.
A star illuminated the night
revealed His unfathomable love for mankind.
God became man.
The story is simple,
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 14:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Galatians 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.