“…before they came together, [Mary] was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 1:18)
T.V. Host Larry King was once asked, if he could interview one person from history who would it be?
“Jesus Christ,” he replied.
The interviewer went on to ask, “If you could only ask him one question, what would it be, and why?” King responded: “I would ask him if he was really born of a virgin, because the answer to that question changes everything.”*
Yes, my friends, it most certainly does.
Have you ever wondered why Jesus was born of a virgin? It’s not just some head-scratching, miraculous detail. It speaks to the fact that Jesus is both human and divine. Jesus’ father is his Heavenly Father, and his mother Mary is both human and pure.
He is fully divine and fully human. As the God-Man, Jesus alone is in a perfect position to stand at your side before the judgment seat of God—faultless and faithful—to plead your case, pay your debt, and mend your broken relationship with God forever.
If God didn’t care God wouldn’t have come.
‘Let those selfish, self-righteous ingrates fend for themselves!’ But no. He cares about you. He comes for you. He loves you. He carries you.
God is on a rescue mission. For you.
Move over candy canes and Eggnog. Let’s fill ourselves with gratitude.
—Blog: Christmas Q & A. Over the years I’ve received different questions related to the nativity story. In this post I answer them, including: How old would Mary have actually been when she had Jesus? Is Santa really based on a Saint? Were Joseph and Mary married or engaged when Jesus was born? Is Canada becoming more hostile toward the faith-based elements of Christmas? Enjoy!
–*As quoted in: Mark Clark, The Problem of God: Answering a Skeptic’s Challenges to Christianity (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017), 221.
–Bible quotes are from the NIV.