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Dec 25

The Birth

Scripture Reading
Luke 2:7

Devotion
The Birth. Don’t worry, even though the birth of Jesus was a real human birth, we won’t get into the details of all that. But let’s talk about the humanity of Jesus.
When you think of Jesus do you ever think about him as a human? As a real human?
Jesus went to the bathroom. Jesus ate. He slept. Jesus experienced life as a human. His human body experienced everything that we experience.
For Jesus to be anything less than human would change everything. In order for his sacrifice to mean anything Jesus had to be human. Jesus had to be human to “taste death for everyone.” (Hebrews 2:9) Thank God for the humanity of Jesus.

Questions
• Is it a new thought to think of Jesus as fully human?
• What kind of things do you think Jesus did as a toddler? A child? A teen?
• Jesus understands us because he was completely human. How does that help you?

Prayer
Thank you God that Jesus came not just to experience humanity but to become humanity and a sacrifice for all of us. Amen.

Carol
“The First Noel”

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