came into the very world He created, but the world didn't recognize
Him. He came to His own people, and even they rejected Him. But to all
who believed Him and accepted Him, He gave the right to become children
of God." John 1:10-12
On this morning, over 2000 years ago, the world received hope like they had never known before. That hope, in the form of a baby, was the greatest news we would ever receive.The news that even though we didn't deserve grace, we could, with childlike faith, simply believe and we would gain the right to be called His children.
His tiny hands that stretched out towards his mother had created the world He entered and would eventually heal the sick and raise the dead to life. They would stretch out wide in the greatest sacrifice ever known in order to continue to offer hope to us here. Those hands would display the wounds of His suffering to the disbelieving after the tomb that held Him was found empty.
Jesus even now sits at the right hand of His father God and beckons to us all with his beautiful scarred hands. So as you enjoy the wonder and magic of this Christmas season, especially through the eyes of a child, wonder also at the glory that is Christ Jesus.