There is an undefeatable power in the universe. In fact he created the universe. His power is wrought of love and is so far above man’s power that he can send his son as a helpless infant to the earth, and accomplish his plan. Man and the demonic forces of evil could not stop him. An earthly king could not kill him. It goes like this, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” The Christmas Story is a story of the greatest love and the greatest power. The baby in a manger, so gentle and mild, was a display of God’s wisdom and power that transcends our understanding.
If I was in charge of bringing Jesus to earth, I might amass a great army. I’d post a 24 hour guard and develop a secure safe house with all the latest technology. This is hilarious in comparison to the open manger. God didn’t need my help. He is all powerful. He didn’t have to come with all guns blazing. He came in love and tenderness.
The underlining truth is that God’s plan, for your life and mine, will be accomplished, and nothing can defeat his will. Sometimes I feel as vulnerable as a babe in a manger, but I’m really as safe as the infant Jesus was. I can trust God with everything. The Christmas story fills me with great confidence. It is a story of power displayed in love. I worship God because he is higher than me, and his ways are higher than my ways. I trust in his power; I trust in his love. I pray that the love and power of the Christmas Story will bring you peace and comfort this season.