Bringing the Text to Life
The most important reveal in history happened quietly.
AT A GLANCE:
Gender reveal parties are a way to celebrate the impending birth of a baby, but they can sometimes go overboard in making the announcement a public spectacle. The announcement of Jesus’ birth took place in a quiet way in an obscure place, but the revelation of him as the Savior of the world was nothing less than theological dynamite.
For material based on today’s Old Testament text, see “FutureHope,” December 24, 2013.
Having a baby is cause for celebration and, in the days before the ultrasound test, it used to carry with it some element of surprise. Would the baby be a boy or a girl?
These days, however, most people don’t wait until the child enters the world to announce whether it’s a him or her. “Gender reveal” parties are all the rage as people gather family and friends (and social media followers) at a party to show what little bundle of joy they are expecting. Most people...