Today in the city of David a Savior was born for you, who is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be the sign for you: You will find a baby wrapped tightly in cloth and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:11-12
Four expectant fathers were in a Minnesota hospital waiting room while their wives were in labor. The nurse comes in and tells the first man, “Congratulations, you’re the father of twins.”
“What a coincidence!” the man exclaims. “I work for the Minnesota Twins baseball team!”
The nurse returns a short while later and tells the second man, “You are the father of triplets.”
“Wow, what a coincidence!” he replies. “I work for the 3M Corporation.”
When the nurse comes again, she tells the third man that his wife has given birth to quadruplets.
“Another coincidence!” he tells her. “I work for the Four Seasons Hotel!”
At this point, the fourth guy faints. When he comes to, the others ask him what was wrong. He moans, “I work for Seven-Eleven!”
A baby changes everything. We had four. Our kids have produced 12. My great aunt went to heaven this year, and she had 16 kids (several more died in childbirth. Those sixteen kids produced 44 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. No matter how you slice it, that’s a lot of babies.
I know this – a baby changes everything. We all started out as babies. If you didn’t, please let me know as soon as possible.
The Bible has many stories about babies
Adam and Eve had the very first babies.
Abraham and Sarah had a baby when they were beyond their childbearing years.
Moses was put in a basket in the bullrushes as a baby.
Hannah prayed for a baby, and God answered her prayers.
Zechariah and Elizabeth had a baby that becomes the forerunner of the Lord Jesus.
But there is one Baby that was born that really changed EVERYTHING. Literally!
Crosswalk.com states this: Throughout the Scriptures, weaved through verse after verse in the Old Testament, are prophecies that speak of the Christ who was to come. Bible scholars have concluded from much research that, hundreds of years before Jesus was even born, more than 300 prophecies were recorded to tell of His coming, His life and journey to the cross, and the power of His Resurrection. These prophecies point to the exact location, circumstances, and even timing of Christ’s birth. God alone is the only One who could plan those specific details and ensure they all come to pass.
How many millions of babies have been born? This is the only One whose life would have such a dramatic impact on this planet for time and eternity.
This Baby would be born in a humble manger and would grow up to die like every other human on the planet. But this is the only Baby that would die so that man might live. This Baby was born to be the Savior of the world. This was the only Baby that would die a brutal death on the cross and then walk out a borrowed tomb having defeated sin and death.
This Baby has really changed everything!!!
In His grip,
Bill Welte, President/CEO
Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 12 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.