With Gabriel’s visit, Mary went from betrothed virgin to mother of our Savior.
With the angels’ announcement, the shepherds went from sheep watchers to Lamb worshipers.
With a star in the east, the Magi went from sky watchers to Light seekers.
Jesus’s birth changed everything for everyone in the Christmas story, transforming who they were, who they would become, and how they would live out their faith—or leave it behind.
The same is true for us. Just like those who experienced the first Christmas firsthand, the birth of the Christ-child can change every part of our lives.
Our Daily Bread author and God Hears Her podcast cohost Elisa Morgan explores how God coming to earth as a human child shaped the biblical characters we know so well and reveals how the lessons they learned speak to our hearts today. We learn to say yes to God, accepting His design for our lives. We learn to rejoice, even when we don't understand His ways. And we learn to hope expectantly, confident that He will fulfill all His promises to us. Let this Christmas change you!