Let’s cuddle up in front of the fireplace and look at the Nativity Scene together. Each of the people in
this everlasting reminder were blessings to God and to the whole world..
Mary was obedient and submissive even before she was asked to be. She had proven her dedication to
and love for God throughout her lifetime and He knew she was the one He could trust to raise His Son to
love, obey and submit to Him, as well. Mary was a beautiful blessing to Jesus and to the whole world.
Joseph was honorable, gentle, thoughtful, and reliable. He was all those things before being asked to
carry the burden of marrying Mary and raising “her” Son. Joseph was a strong blessing to Jesus and to
the whole world.
The Shepherds were doing their jobs. None of these shepherds shirked their responsibilities and were
doing right what they were supposed to do when they were supposed to do it. The shepherds were
doing the right thing and the right moment. Their work was interrupted and instead of following
manmade rules, they chose to seek God and ended up worshipping Him… in person! The shepherds
were an example of diligent work becoming a blessing to Jesus and to the whole world.
The angels were finally released to tell the world about their King’s appearance on earth. The veil that
hangs between heaven and earth was lifted and humans were able to see spiritual beings declaring the
truth about their Savior’s arrival. The angels were a radiant blessing to Jesus and to the whole world.
The wisemen were searching for truth. They were attentive, watching the signs for something
miraculous. They sacrificed their everyday lives, their own finances, their time, and everything they
knew to take a journey to find the truth and honor the King. They had no idea what the circumstances
would be for this tiny king’s birth and life, but that didn’t matter to them. They just knew they had to go
and see Him for themselves. The wisemen were a powerful, prophetic, and even financial blessing to
Jesus and to the whole world.
Jesus is the Gift. He was the expected Messiah in an unexpected package. He is the reason for Mary
and Joseph’s social ridicule and relocation and was worth every sacrifice, for the shepherds’ worshipful
work interruption, for the long, sacrificial journey of the wisemen, and for the angelic dramatic
appearance and declaration. Jesus is a blessing to His Father and to the whole world.
As you cuddle up with your family and talk about the Christmas story, think about all these Christmas
Nativity Blessings and how you can be a blessing to God and to the whole world, as well.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with
every spiritual blessing in Christ. Ephesians 1:3
What can you and your family do to be a blessing to God this Christmas?