Good Morning December 27

Beyond the visit of the Shepherds, the presentation in the Temple, and the visit of the Maji the first recorded activity of Jesus was the escape to Egypt to get away from the paranoid king.(Matthew 2:13-18) From His very birth Jesus entered a hostile world. It was a world of idolatry, self-centeredness, rebellion from God and bondage to sin. From Jesus’ birth a Roman cross was imprinted over the straw of His cradle. It is not a life anyone would choose, but the divine Son of God, the second person of the Holy Trinity, willingly agreed to accept that life. He left the glory of the Kingdom to share the burdens of all humanity, and to make atonement for the sins of all mankind. The only reason one would do such a thing is because of love. God’s love for the world He created. That is the love God has for you.