Luke 2:7, “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.”
Over the past couple months I have contemplated the thought “Why Christmas?” I was taken back to a time when I questioned why our son was born with autism. I was given something to think about. Instead of “Why me?” consider “Why not me?” This was a real revelation to me.
This led me to the thought of “Why did Jesus come?” Why did He humble Himself and be born of a virgin girl in a manger? Why did the wise men, “they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.” Luke 2:11? And why did Mary wrap the Child in “swaddling clothes”?
There was a plan in place. The swaddling clothes are burial clothes. Jesus came to earth to die to pay our sin debt. The gifts tell of His being Prophet, Priest and King. He was born in obscurity for you and I.
So why did Jesus come? God created man to fellowship with Him. See Revelation 4:11, “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”
Have you ever thought about reconciling this with Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
Most of all I think we can reconcile Jesus coming with Philippians 3:10, “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;”.
So, why did Jesus come? “That I may know Him…” He humbled Himself and came to earth because He loved us and demonstrated it in coming as the Babe of Bethlehem for you and I.
Do you know Him? He wants to know you. Think about it…