1. Birth; the coming into life or the world. The feast of Christmas is observed in memory of Christs nativity.
2. Time, place and manner of birth; as, to calculate ones nativity.
3. State or place of being produced.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven( belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14)
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. (Mark 12:30)
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:40)
Forgive your friends and punish your enemies was the standard before Jesus was born. Jesus taught us to love our enemies, to forgive them, and reconcile our relationships.
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:43-45)
Of course, even today, we still struggle in our earthly flesh in all of these areas, even though we know better. Children are still abused, those Bible-based universities are far-removed from their roots, modern-day healthcare is a mess, and forgiveness doesn’t always come easy. Sin still abounds, but because of the nativity of Christ, our forever is changed.
“And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.” So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: ”Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” (Matthew 1:21-23)
The birth of a tiny baby changed everything.
I have a beautiful video to share with you. Take a moment to enjoy it. and take a moment in the busy days of the season to remember why we celebrate the birth of the newborn King.