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The Greatest Birthday Known To Mankind

John Collins12/25/2012Matthew 1 gives the story of the greatest birthday known to mankind, the greatest Gift that God has given us: His only Son.

Matthew tells that Mary, the mother of Jesus, found out that she was going to have a child.  The child was not from union with any man, this Child was from the Holy Spirit.

When Joseph learned of the child, and knowing that it was not his own, loved Mary too much to put her to shame.  He decided to divorce her quietly, not condemning her publicly.  Yet Joseph was afraid to keep her as his wife having a son that was not his.

As this decision weighed heavy on his mind, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream.  The angel told him not to fear.  The child that was conceived within Mary was from the Holy Spirit.  

The angel told Joseph that her son would be called Jesus.  He would save His people from their sins.  All that Joseph feared had been foretold in scriptures, "Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel (God with us).

When Joseph woke from his sleep, he did as the angel commanded.  Joseph and Mary witnessed the birth of Jesus Christ, God who came down with us.  Mary's son was also the Son of God.

As Christians, we should celebrate this day with rejoicing!  This is not a day that should be hindered by the doctrines of men, this is a holiday dedicated to the remembrance of Christ.  Christmas is a time of giving, just as God gave His only Son to us.  Remember the Reason for the day, and enjoy your time with family and friends!