December 25, 2013 – The Prophesies of Jesus’ Birth
// December 25th, 2013 // The Joy of Discovery
For those of us familiar with the stories of Our Lord’s birth, are we ever tempted to consider this event as something ordinary? Had we been alive at the time of Jesus’ birth, how would we know that it was indeed He, that He had come? By God’s providence, the Jews had been prepared to recognize the Christ. The earliest foretelling of a Redeemer was hinted when Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden. Then, continuing down the through the centuries, for over 2000 years, many prophets foretold many facts about the Messiah. For example, the Jewish people were told that He would be born of a woman and be a descendant of Abraham and David; Our Lord was prophesied to be born in Bethlehem, to have come out of Egypt, and to be born of a virgin. These are some of the wonderful signs given by God in Sacred Scripture to help all people be ready for his glorious coming.