The image of Jesus coming as a baby, just as we do, reminded me that we also must come to Him, one by one. We are touched in the Christmas story by the coming of shepherds and the coming of the wise men. In a very real way we must also come individually to Jesus, in response to His coming to us.
It occurred that Almighty God truly becomes almighty to us when we have humbled ourselves before Him...one by one... The One whom we have become convinced loves us through our faults so much that He provided a solution to resolve the crevices created by those faults has now become Almighty God because He first became the God of our personal salvation.
Of all the things we are grateful for, we who have placed trust in the God of Abraham and of David and of Jesus, we are most grateful that He rescued us personally from an eternity of separation and restored us to a close bond for that same eternity with our Maker.
We hold life dear but we have come to hold the author of life even more dear. The focal point of Christmas is the babe humbly lying in the manger. This is the meekness with which our Lord has come to us. How can we not also come meekly to Him...that the babe would become the mighty King in each heart.
"Death is inevitable. Life is a choice!"
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live."