Lots of people are ordering their Christmas presents online these days. From the time you click "Purchase" to the time it arrives at your house, you check the tracking number in anticipation to see where it is and when it might be coming. When it arrives at your house, it's exciting, and the gift hasn't even been given yet.
Christmas is the time of year when we celebrate the arrival of the greatest gift that was ever given. Our Lord humbling himself to become a helpless baby, who would eventually give his life for us, is definitely something to celebrate.
The humility with which Christ's original gift arrived is something that can guide us. He didn't descend with trumpets and thunder, displaying all the splendor that he could rightfully claim. He was born just like any other baby, and in a barn no less. He did have star and a host of angels to declare his birth, but the only ones who showed up were some stinky shepherds and a few foreign wise men (who were probably a few years late to boot). And that's just the way he wanted it.
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