God in Christ became the Son of Man that we might become the sons of God

When Jesus was born into the world, few people knew that He was the King of Kings.  A few shepherds visited Him in a dirty stable, but the important people of the day were unaware of His birth until about a year later when the Magi asked King Herold about it.

Most of Jesus' life was spent in obscurity in Nazareth.  Then, for three years He engaged in an active ministry, living as an itinerant preacher with twelve apostles selected from the lower class.  Finally He was betrayed by one of these men, rejected by the multitudes, falsely accused by the Jewish religious leaders and crucified as a criminal.

The familiar Christmas spiritual is right when it declares, "Sweet little holy Child, They didn't know who You were.  Didn't know You'd come to save us, Lord, To take our sins away."

After Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, the apostle Peter, preaching to the people who had called for Christ's death, said, "....Through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers"  (Acts 3:17).

This Christmas, let us who know Him personally make sure no one among our family and friends can say, "I don't know who Jesus is."

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life"

(John 3:16).