It’s hard for a baby to be a big deal. As much as I adore my two daughters, I realize that only a tiny percentage of the world’s population shares my affection for them. How many people remember their birthdays? Maybe a few dozen? That means approximately 99.9999999 percent of human beings don’t know and don’t care about their births.
But Jesus is different. Today more than two billion people celebrate Christmas. Even those who don’t trust in Jesus as their Savior are aware of the day marked to remember his entrance into our world. Based on what the angel said to the shepherds, that enthusiasm is not mistaken: “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2:11). A Savior to rescue us from the danger of sin. A Messiah chosen by God himself to reconcile us to the Father. A Lord, a powerful authority, who flexes his divine power to protect his people.
That’s a big baby! So praise the name of Jesus from Christmas to Christmas (and all the 364 days in between). Sing songs of worship and praise to him today. Call upon his name whenever life troubles you, depresses you, or keeps you up at night. Take your shame to the manger so you can leave like the shepherds with great joy. Look at the child in the manger, smile at your Savior, and say, “That’s a big baby!”