“IT”S A BOY!”
I had the awesome privilege of announcing that FIVE times!
There is nothing quite like the excitement of announcing the birth of a baby. Adoration and the full-est feeling of hope springs forth in the wonder of it all. As a mom, you cannot hold that newborn close enough; there is a certain magnetism that occurs.
Have you ever tried to pry a newborn from a new mother? It is exceedingly difficult!
And so, in Isaiah (9:6 KJV)), I find the phrase,“… a child is born, …a son is given;” hard to swallow.
Now what kind of birth announcement is T H A T?
Here’s the new baby, now let’s give him away?
Yet, this is just what God’s plan was.
Again, it always starts at the beginning Genesis 3: 13 (NIV):
Then the LORD God said to the woman, “what is this you have done?”
The woman said, ” The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
This is the confession of sin entering the world. The male and female that God created chose to turn away from Him. The willful heart gave in to deception and temptation and sin entered in. The ugly “S” word, S – I – N, remained.
Sin remains. It taints every human heart.
Sin cannot exist in the presence of God. Humankind was therefore separated from God. And like a new mother and her newborn, separation could not continue to be. And so, God had a plan. From the beginning He had a plan.
Jesus; the baby born,… the son given, was the fix to the ugly “S” word.
After Adam and Eve realized their failure and their sin filled-ness, they attempted to cover it all up; they sought to hide.
“Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.”
(Genesis 3: 7)
Totally inadequate. Fig leaves could not cover up the wrong. Skins of animals could not cover up the sin. Sacrificial blood of animals could not make the sinful heart clean.
Only God the Father could make the way.
Only God the Creator could design the perfect plan of redemption.
And He did it through the baby, Jesus.
Jesus, fully God and fully man, One without sin.
It was His blood that had to be given.
So there we have it!
…”a child born”….that’s Jesus.
…”a son given”….that’s Jesus.
Jesus came to earth to be born, and more importantly was born so He could die. On a cross His blood was poured out.
He was ultimately G I V E N.
It is the only way we,
you and me,
all those before us and after Adam and Eve,
and all those yet to be born
are able to enter into the presence of our Creator; our Father.
For us and to us,
Jesus; the baby born,… the son given, IS the fix to the ugly “S” word.
What an awesome GIFT!
“To God be the Glory, Great things He has done….” (turn up your sound & sing along!)
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)
More to come….