Many folks enjoy looking at Christmas through the eyes of others. I find special delight in seeing Christmas through the eyes of children. I find too that it deepens my understanding of the incarnation to look at the birth of the manger babe through the eyes of the people who pass through that scene...Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, the angels, the innkeeper, Herod and the others. How did they see the nativity? What were their hearts and thoughts? What an awesome contemplation.
There is another. What was Christmas like through the eyes of Jesus? Hebrews answers with inspired record.
There, when He came into the world, He said:
“Sacrifice and offering you have not desired, But a body You have prepared for Me; In whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you have taken no pleasure. Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come – In the scroll of the book it is written of Me – To do Your will, O God.’”
When He left the Father’s fellowship, all the glories of heaven, and stepped into this sin benighted universe, we see Christmas through Jesus’ eyes. He came to forgive and to offer himself as a sacrifice. He came to bring to completion the promises in the scroll. And He came to carry out His father’s will.
This is Christmas for real . . . and for all time.