In honor of Jesus’ birthday, I have compiled a list of symbolisms and comparisons of Jesus’ birth (and beyond) that perhaps you will find fascinating:
He was born during the night – he was born to be the Light in this dark world,
He was born in a lowly place on earth vs. staying in his heavenly place,
Angels announced his birth – angels announced his resurrection,
His birth was announced to shepherds first – Jesus is the Lamb of God,
Jesus was laid in a manger (feeding trough) – Jesus said He was the bread of life,
A star led the Wisemen to him – Jesus is the way,
Wise men sought him then – wise men seek him today,
Religious people wanted to kill him – religions water down his word, kick him out of schools,
Jesus came down then – Jesus will come down again,
Jesus’ names, rather descriptions or titles, were prophesied: Emmanuel (God with us), Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, The righteousness of Yahweh –
Jesus fulfilled the meaning of the name Immanuel by literally being with us,
Jesus (Jeshua or Joshua) means Jehovah saves, and He does,
He is the wonderful counselor to us, teaching by example and parables then, and by His Word now,
He is the Mighty God, the strong arm of the Lord,
He is one with the Everlasting Father,
He is the Prince of Peace,
He is the righteous one of Yahweh, and makes us righteous before Him!
“Consequently, when Christ came into the world, He said,
‘Sacrifices and offerings you (God the Father) have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. Then I said, “Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.'”
Praise the name of Jesus! Hallelujah, He has come! THANK YOU Lord for willingly being the greatest gift to mankind!
Food for thought: What did the Wisemen mean when they said, “…his star…”? How did a new star in the sky represent a king? Was it due to prophecy that they believed it was the Messiah’s star? Scripture says, “the star went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.” Perhaps it wasn’t really a star at all. It has been considered that perhaps it was an angel leading the Wisemen to Jesus…what do you think?
Fun facts: When was Christmas first celebrated? In an old list of Roman bishops, compiled in A. D. 354 these words appear for A.D. 336: “25 Dec.: natus Christus in Betleem Judeae.” December 25th, Christ born in Bethlehem, Judea. This day, December 25, 336, is the first recorded celebration of Christmas.
Photo by: Kristopher Roller – Starry night Sky