Christmas is one day of many that Christians ‘remember’ the miraculous conception of Jesus Christ. We remember how God humbled Himself to experience the temptation and pain of humanity that He would one day save. When Mary asked how she would bear a son even though she was a virgin, the angel Gabriel answered:
“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you, and for that reason the holy child shall be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:35
Jesus Christ was born of the water of the womb and Spirit of God. Later Jesus tells a Pharisee Nicodemus this is the only way to enter the Kingdom of God. Jesus said, “…Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which Is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” John 3:5-6
Jesus Christ is the first born of all creation. Born of the water and Spirit. He led the way to gain access to the kingdom of God. It’s interesting how we cannot choose to be born of the water, but we can ask God if we can be born of the Spirit. That is a prayer He desires to answer. If you lack in faith, just ask God to reveal Himself to you. He will. For Christians, the Holy Spirit does not just “overshadow” us, He comes to live IN us!!
BeLoved reader, I pray this Christmas you follow the steps of Jesus Christ and are born of the Spirit of God and gain the access to God the Father your soul has yearned for: to be fully known and loved.
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