12 Dec A New Creation
“Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.” — Matthew 1:18
What is the role of the Holy Spirit? At one of the most significant moments in our world, it was the Holy Spirit who created literal life in Mary. This is such a beautiful mystery, that Mary was pregnant with the Savior of the world, and it was the Holy Spirit who created life in a virgin.
Have you ever considered, that in a similar way, when we put our faith in Jesus, it is the Holy Spirit who brings us to life? A miraculous new life in us was born. We have become a new creation.
As we celebrate the birth of our savior, let’s remind ourselves that the Holy Spirit has worked in our lives to create a new life also.
Take a moment to think about being a new creation. Think about the joy and excitement that accompanies new life. Ask God to remind you of the beautiful mystery of when He brought you to life through the Holy Spirit.
If you have children:
Ask them what they think it is like to be a newborn baby. What do you think they feel, see, and experience?