When Christ made an impact at Christmas, what comes to your mind when you think of the word impact?
I think of two trains or two rams colliding. How about football players running at each other or some leader or voice casting vision to motivate others?
Before Christ was born, it was a dark time in history. King Herod was cruel and a deceitful leader impacting the world of Israel. When he heard about the Baby Jesus being born, he tried to manipulate the three wise men to see the Christ. His goal was to slaughter all male-born babies two years old and younger and ultimately get to Jesus. Herod knew or had a good idea from the prophets of old that this baby Jesus would make an impact. He would be the Messiah, the Savior of the world.
The good news was going to be heralded in Bethlehem and Judah.
Jesus who was sinless and born as ‘God in the flesh’ would make an impact in our world.
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” -John 1:14 NIV
"For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body." -Colossians 2:9 NLT