Any historian worth his salt will tell you that a man called Jesus was born, walked the earth and died on a cross around about two thousand years ago.
This is a historical fact, one that not many academics or theologians will dispute.
The debate should really be about who He was, not whether He lived.
To many He was just a man, to many He was a great teacher, and to others He was a liar and charlatan.
To us as born again believers He was the Son of God and the Saviour of the world.
At this time of year the church quite rightly celebrates the birth of Jesus (although this is something we should do all year to be honest).
We celebrate that He was the Son of God and given as a gift.We celebrate that He was born of a virgin, born perfect and sinless with a divine nature.
We celebrate that He was fully man, yet fully God.
We celebrate that He was born as the perfect sacrificial lamb, born to save His people from their sin (Matthew 1 v 21).
The birth of Jesus was one of the most monumental events to ever take place on the earth, an event that started His life and ministry on earth ending with His death, resurrection and ascension.
Today we need to remember that the birth of Jesus was not just a one off event, miraculous as it was, but the first in a chain of events that led to our salvation and righteousness.
That is something to give thanks for.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the birth of Jesus and thank you for His life and ministry”.
Matthew 1 v 21…..And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins