Can you remember your most joyful experience of a birth? Describe the circumstances.
What do you think of God’s decision to come to earth as a baby?
Would you have planned it that way? Why or why not?
Jesus’ birth also brought great joy to those who first experienced it - particularly Mary, Joseph, and the Shepherds. Why do you think God chose to announce the birth of the Messiah - the Savior of the world - to lowly shepherds?
Through the Incarnation God humbled himself and took on human form out of His great love for us. How does your life resemble this humility?
How can we as followers of Christ, incarnate (embody) this love for the lowly today?