We all see nativity scenesaround Christmas time. There's always a man (Joseph) and a woman (Mary). We also sometimes see shepherds with their animals, wisemen, and even angels. But, there's always a child. This child represents Jesus. What is so important about the birth of a child named Jesus? I'll tell you why it is important to me.
I grew up in northeastern Indiana in a small town like this. My mother was a single parent with three previous kids. I had a lot of anger inside me that would come out often in the form of rage. This created a lot of problems in my teen years,
Not having a father around, I was always looking for things to fill that hole. Because of this I started to run with the wrong crowd. I quit school at the age of 16 because I was almost caught with drugs on me in school. I got involved in drugs at a young age, and by the time I was 17 years old I was selling cocaine.
I was never in trouble with the law because of drugs. But alcohol landed me in jail a couple of times.
Now you may be asking, what's this have to do with the birth of Jesus?
I'll tell you. Jesus's birth is important because without the birth, there could be no death on the cross.
You see, Jesus was born to die for you and I. Jesus left heaven and came to this earth, and was born of a virgin Mary. He lived a perfect, sinless life. While alive he did many miracles and spoke of His Father in Heaven. Then he died on the cross as a final sacrifice for sin.
When he died on the cross he took upon himself the sin of the world.
But, that's not all! He was buried for 3 days and 3 nights. That's not where he is today though. He arose from the dead to live forever in a glorified body! He has victory over death and Hell! The most important thing about this is now we can have everlasting life as well!!
The Scriptures say, That if though shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9
In 2008 I surrendered my life to serve my great Creator, I put my trust and faith in Jesus as my Saviour. I now have a peace that passes all understanding. My anger is nearly non-existent. I no longer have a desire for drugs or alcohol.
HE HAS SET ME FREE!! I HAVE VICTORY IN JESUS!!!
I encourage you to trust Jesus as your saviour today. Then when people ask you why it's so important that Jesus was born, you can tell them!!