Jesse Tree - Day 22

Day 22 – God’s Rescuer Arrives

Bible Ref: Matthew 2, Ornament: Baby Jesus

Everything was ready.  The moment God had been waiting for was here at last! God was coming to help his people, just as he promised in the beginning.

But how would he come? What would he be like? What would he do?

Mountains would have bowed down. Seas would have roared.  Trees would have clapped their hands.  But the Earth held its breath.  As silent as snow falling, he came in.  And when no one was looking, in the darkness he came.

And there, in a stable, amongst the chickens and the donkeys and the cows, in the quiet of the night, God gave the world his wonderful gift.  The baby that would change the world was born.  His baby Son.

Mary and Joseph wrapped him up to keep him warm.  They made a soft bed of straw and used the animals feeding trough as his cradle.  And they gazed in wonder at Gods Great Gift, wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger.

Mary and Joseph named him Jesus, "Emmanuel" - which means "God has come to live with us."  Because, of course, he had.