For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder.  And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6

Tomorrow is Christmas, the day we celebrate the most miraculous and mind-boggling event in the history of the world: when God became a man and stepped into our world, with all its sinful filth, to live as one of us.  To be born, not among kings, as was His right, but among animals in a filthy, stinky stable.  It’s both amazing and humbling to consider.

I hope you enjoy this version of the Christmas story, which is hands-down the cutest and most adorable adaptation I’ve ever seen, told by kids who have pretty much the coolest accents ever 🙂

I’d also like to pass along links to two posts from other blogs, both of which have given me pause for thought.  Neither are conventional Christmas posts, but both go right to the heart of the matter, and I hope you’ll take time to read and consider.

From Brian Zahnd, “Jesus calls us to be peacemakers and lead the way out of the darkness of retributive violence into the light of Christian reconciliation. But we haven’t done a very good job of it. So it’s time we started believing what we say every Christmas: The Prince of Peace has come!”

From Ann Voskamp, “And we’ll see it everywhere today — how the whole weary world rejoices — rejoice that the Word has come, the Word incarnate, the Word in the flesh.”

Have a blessed and very, very Merry Christmas!