December 20, 2019
Scripture Reference: Luke 1:30-38; 2:8-14
The Gospel of Luke says that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a virgin when she gave birth to the Son of God. The world laughs at this idea and mocks it as if it were a myth. Even worse, some proclaiming Christians doubt the virgin birth; some don’t believe it at all.
But the truth is, there is no hope of salvation apart from the virgin birth. If the virgin birth of Jesus Christ did not happen, the foundation of Christianity collapses.
The virgin birth is not incidental: it is fundamental to our faith.
You don’t have to understand the virgin birth to validate it. There are plenty of things we don’t understand in our everyday lives, yet we experience.
Adrian Rogers says, “Don’t worry if you can’t explain the virgin birth. You couldn’t explain the virgin birth any more than you could explain God.”
Our only explanation for the virgin birth is the fact that nothing is impossible with God.
The virgin birth was necessary for our salvation.
In the Book of Genesis, God gave Adam and Eve dominion over the Garden of Eden. When they sinned against God, they lost that dominion and infected the entire human race with their sin.
As sons and daughters of Adam by birth, we are disqualified from the restoration of this lost dominion. We are born sinners.
Had Jesus Christ been born like we were born, He would have been a son of Adam, born a sinner. But being born of a virgin, He became a “second Adam,” and was able to undo what the first Adam did.
God’s answer to the Fall of Man is another man, but a sinless, perfect man: Jesus Christ, who was both truly human and fully sinless.
And God’s answer is to this world’s problems is still Jesus, only Jesus. The hope of the individual, the Church, the family, the nation and this world is Jesus Christ and His Unequaled Birth.
Do you believe in the virgin birth? Do you validate it in your heart despite the mystery behind it? Do you know the hope of salvation resulted by it? Do you recognize it as the only way to God?
As we reflect on the Birth of Jesus this holiday season, know with certainty that this Unequaled Birth is your saving grace.