The Nativity of Our Lord
“Unto Us a Child is Born”
December 24, 2016
Peace be yours now and always from the One who is God incarnate, our Savior, Christ Jesus. Amen.
Dearly Beloved of the Lord,
“For unto us a Child is born.” (Isaiah 9:6)
So said the prophet Isaiah. And most people unfortunately could care less. After all, it is estimated that 273 babies are born every minute in this world of ours.
That is a lot of newborns. So what is so special about one of them? What is so special about the Child Isaiah foretold would be born in the fullness of time?
We could not even begin to count all of the ways, but we should nevertheless try. We should nevertheless consider them. Consider Him… this Child… actually all of the time, each and every day, including today… on the very eve of His birth.