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Verse: He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. – John 1:10 (NLT)
Big Idea: Jesus was no ordinary baby.
Have you ever tried to guess what’s inside a Christmas present? Some gifts are obvious. You can tell what they are just by looking at their shape and size. You may have to shake them a time or two, but you can figure them out.
Other gifts? Not so much.
Small gifts may come wrapped in big boxes. Big gifts may be split up between multiple boxes to look smaller than they are. Someone may even put a heavy object or something that rattles in the present to fool you. A clever parent could wrap a gift in a way that you would never guess what was inside.
That’s how it was with the first Christmas. God sent his greatest gift into the world, but most people had no idea what it was. On the outside Jesus looked like an ordinary baby, but this baby was so much more than that.
John 1:10 says, “He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him” (NLT). Continue reading “No Ordinary Baby”