by David Chadwick
Yes, a virgin.
That’s today’s hidden gem. That a virgin would carry the Savior of the world, conceived by the Holy Spirit. A miraculous phenomena. The normal way the transmission of sin in the world was thwarted by this Holy Spirit conception.
Jesus had to be sinless to die for our sins. And this was the only way that could happen. This perfect God/man was the only hope for the forgiveness of sins and the gift of eternal life.
The first Adam brought sin into the world. The second Adam, Jesus, brought eternal life into the world. Romans 5:14 says, “Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come.”
This is why Mary had to be a virgin! And Jesus’s conception had to be miraculous! Solely by the Holy Spirit.
The doctrine of the Virgin Birth of Jesus is an essential doctrine of the Christian faith.
Many have tried to minimize the importance of the Virgin Birth over the years and they couldn’t be more wrong. This doctrine is a crucial part of the power of the Gospel of Jesus. It must be tenaciously guarded no matter what.
And we only have this story given to us in the Christmas narrative. Ponder it. Contemplate it. Let it stir in your heart.
It should cause your worship during this time of year to abound.
Yet another hidden gem in the Christmas narrative.
Thank you for sharing a moment of your day with us throughout the year. This is our last week of distribution of the Daily Moment of Hope for 2023. We look forward to sending you a Daily Moment of Hope again beginning January 1, 2024.