Ano ba talaga ang pinaka-kailangan natin? At sino ang makapagbibigay ng kailangan natin? Yan ang mensahe ng pasko, yung purpose ng incarnation.
Sabi ni Albert Mohler, kung hindi ka naniniwala sa virgin birth, delikado ka, dahil ang pinaniniwalaan mo ay hindi ang Cristo na itinuturo ng Salita ng Diyos. “The Apostles’ Creed, therefore, has included the virgin birth for good reason—it is true, it is essential, and it is glorious.” Dito nakasalalay ang kaligtasan natin. Kaya sabi sa Nicene Creed about Christ, “Who, for us men for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man.”
The tragedy of Christmas is that we are doing exactly the opposite in our celebration. Instead of emptying, we are so busy filling ourselves with so many things. But the message of Christmas is not of filling but of emptying, for Christ himself emptied himself.
Ang Pasko ay araw ng pagsasaya, bakit natin pag-aaralan ang kuwentong ito na puno ng kalungkutan at iyakan (v. 27)? … More