Blessed Christmas

What Happened in Bethlehem

What happened in Bethlehem was the fulfillment of that eternal decree of the heavenly Father. As soon as His Son became man, the unbearable burden of all of humanity’s sin was laid upon Him. And so, as Christ, God’s sacrificial Lamb for the sins of the whole world lay in a hard crib in the dark stable, the eyes of God looked into the future to see His Son already on the cross. Therefore, this atonement for sins, by which God’s offended holiness and righteousness were satisfied and men were reconciled to Him, was already as good as accomplished.  Rev. C.F.W. Walther