A remarkable gift can arrive in an unremarkable package. One did in Bethlehem.
We don’t often think of Paul in our Christmas reflections, yet we should. His words in Philippians 2:5-11 are the Bible’s most eloquent summary of the Bethlehem promise: “Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God…but rather made himself nothing by taking the very form of a servant, being made in human likeness, and being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross. Therefore God called him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow…and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father!”