The Christmas Story in the Bible is the most compelling narrative ever told in human history. Luke does not begin chapter 2 with, “Once upon a time…” He reports that which was seen among many witnesses.
The Bible tells us of the miracle of the virgin birth, which was announced to an incredulous Mary by the angel Gabriel. Knowing that she was a virgin, she asked how it could be possible that she would give birth. The angel said that the power of the Holy Spirit would over-shadow her. The “holy” child would be born. “For with God,” said the angel, “nothing shall be impossible.”
God sent His Son into this world as a Savior, to “save” us from our sins. Only Jesus, the holy Son of God, qualifies as a Savior. The angel said to Joseph, “You shall call his name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins.” The very name Jesus means, “God our Savior.”
This is the Christmas we celebrate here at First Baptist Church of Cape Coral.