Laurel and Lorin Youde
Have you ever thought about future offspring? Your great, great, great, great grandchildren? Try to imagine, a child born from your lineage in 2615. Would you be able to know if it was a boy or girl? At least you would have a 50/50 chance of guessing correctly. How about where he/she would be born? Did your family stay in California for all those years, or maybe they migrated to Texas? What would be their mode of transportation? Maybe the United States won’t even exist in 2615. Would you be able to know what their occupation would be, what kind of life they would live or how they would die? Fun to imagine but impossible to predict.
However, with Jesus Christ all the pertinent specifics of his life were revealed in scripture hundreds of years before his birth. Two that we are most familiar with are:
Isaiah 7:14 - Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him
Micah 5:2 - But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one
who is to be ruler in Israel whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.
Hundreds of years before his birth the scriptures tell us where He would be born, who His mother would be, His name, what His life would be like, and how He would die.
Jesus did the impossible. He had a miraculous birth, lived a sinless life, and loved us so much to pay the ultimate price for our sins by his death. Even more impossible, he rose from the dead and someday will return.
It’s Christmas - Celebrate the Impossible!
Merry Christmas from the Youde Family,
Laurel, Lorin & Ralph the Wonder Dog