Monday, December 19, 2016


I can't help but keep thinking about the circumstances of Christ's birth. It's quite heartbreaking to think of the situation that He was born into. Isaiah in his prophecy calls Him despised and abhorred by the nations and a servant of rulers. He was born under the authority of Roman rule and that for the first time Judea was being registered, which is a sign of their servitude. Not only that, but for the innkeeper to turn away a pregnant woman who was obviously ready to give birth; you wonder where the compassion was. But, more than likely it was because they were poor that they were sent to the stables, rejected and deprived of the proper facilities for His birth. Born under the rule of the Romans, turned away by the people at the inn to face a humiliating birth in a world far from His Kingdom of Heaven. He was born with nothing, accumulated nothing, yet He carried away a world of sin upon His death. 

He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Isaiah 53:3

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