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Who Is This Baby?

Who is that baby in the manger? On one level, we know who he is. He is Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary. This we know and this we believe and this we proclaim with all other Christians. But that hardly exhausts the answer. Who is that baby? And who is he to us?

The angel comes with “good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” I’m using the King James version, because those are the words my Grandfather read when I was a kid.

If you are looking for Christmas joy, answers to the question, “Who is that baby?”, I suggest that you can find all you need in this single verse. Actually, kind of simple.

So when we read “city of David” we should remember that Jesus was born in fulfillment of a prophecy made 700 years earlier. It should also remind us that knowledge alone is never enough to save us. It’s not what you know, but what you do with what you know that makes the differrence. 

So maybe this is the heart of Christmas. God loved us enough to send his only begotten Son. Think of it this way:

He didn’t send a committee
He didn’t write a book
He didn’t send a substitute

No, when God got ready to save the world, he sent the best that he had—his one and only Son. And in sending Jesus, he was really sending himself. This is the stupendous truth of Christmas—Immanuel—God with us. Always.

Peace, Susan Hanson and The Library Team wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Open House

Where: CTK Library

When: Sunday, Dec. 31st

After the 9:30am service

Get acquainted with the new books and the Library Staff. There will be smiles, great Fair Trade coffee and homemade goodies. All are welcome!



Christ the King Library located in the Commons is a safe place for spiritual education, discipleship, and faith enrichment. It encourages an appreciation for all of God’s world.