Soon it will be Christmas Day, and once again the hearts and minds of Christendom are focused upon those extraordinary events that took place in a little town called Bethlehem during the night of miracles that occurred more than two centuries ago. The timeless Christmas story as recorded in the Bible in the second chapter of Luke reminds us that on that blessed night, a tiny baby boy was born in a stable for there was no room in the village inn, and his cradle was a manger.
However, the world should carefully note that this tiny child who in Bethlehem manger lay was not an ordinary baby. This One who was born in the City of David on that holy night would change the course of the world forever. He was not born to be a king, but rather He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. He is the Son of God. John in his gospel tells us, “In him was life; and the life was the light of men” (John 1:4). President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, reminds us, “Christmas is a time for remembering the Son of God and renewing our determination to take upon us His name.”
Throughout His 33 and one-third years of earthly ministry, he healed the sick, raised the dead, caused the lame to walk, opened the ears of the deaf, and gave sight to the blind. He also walked on water, performed miracles, calmed storms by speaking to them, set captives free, made fishers of men, and willingly gave His life as sin’s final sacrifice so that all might be partakers of salvation’s plan and one-day return home to live with the Father. As the Son of God, He was the only sinless man who ever lived. He was the only sacrifice that could take away sins. He is the Christ – the Messiah – the Redeemer – the Savior of the world!
A new Christmas song by Paul Cardall called “Son of God” captures how the Virgin Mary might have felt at Christ’s birth. As a person watches the video and listens to the beautiful words of the song sung by International Broadway Star, Patrice Tipoki, they too get a sense of what it must have been like to be in the presence of the newborn King. It also leaves one to wonder if Mary knew that when she kissed her baby, she was kissing the face of God.
Some people called Him the son of David. Others called Him the son of Joseph. The Scriptures call Him the Son of David, the son of Mary, the son of man, the Son of God. Isaiah the prophet foretold of this glorious birth and said that His name would be called Immanuel – God with us! Isaiah in his prophecies further reminds us that a child was born, and a Son was given – the only begotten Son of God.
“Son of God” is the latest single from Paul Cardall’s #1 Billboard album, A New Creation. This beautiful song with its tender message has caught the interest of Churches throughout the world who will be performing “Son of God” as part of their Christmas evening Mass and Sunday worship services.