The preceding blogs illustrate the truth of the Master’s birth in Bethlehem: things aren’t always what they seem; or, appearances can deceive.
If we didn’t know scripture, would we expect a virgin’s womb to produce a child? When it had never happened before, and wouldn’t ever again? Proving that God will always do the Impossible where we think even the usual isn’t expected.
If we didn’t know scripture...would we expect the Jewish Messiah to be born in non-descript-Bethlehem; not Jerusalem the Golden? Proving that God often chooses humble places and unknown people because HE is History’s Ruling Royal!
If we didn’t know scripture, would we choose Galileans, not Judeans, and peasants, not aristocrats, as caregivers of the greatest person ever to live? But appearances deceive. For, so far from needing the advantages of social standing, Jesus from the first possessed Princely Quality. So far from needing an education, he from fountains of wisdom and knowledge in himself would be EDUCATOR of all.
If we didn’t know scripture, would we have the Savior’s birth in a stable, among animals, with maybe a mid-wife helping, not in a palatial bedroom, with royal physicians attending? Proving that it didn’t take a crown to make Jesus a King: not at birth, not two years later when Wise Men came; not as a man wearing peasant clothes. Jesus Christ alone: the only Reverend of all persons ever to live and teach and heal and love as only God in the Flesh would! End Part III