We begin the story of Jesus not in a stable in Bethlehem but in the throne room of heaven, not with Jesus’ birth but in eternity past. “In the beginning was the Word,” John declared, referring to Jesus (John 1:1 NASB). At just the right time according to His eternal plan, the Father gave humanity the gift of His Son wrapped in a miracle: the virgin birth.
In this message, Chuck Swindoll reminds us that no halo graced the head of Jesus when He was born. Nothing in His physical appearance set Him apart. And yet, this baby was God in the flesh, the eternal Son of God who came to save us from our sins.