Of every man, woman and creature, Jesus is the only one that has ever chosen to be born. He is also the only one who knew that in choosing life He was ultimately choosing death. Literally, He was born to die.

While surrounded by legions of angel worshippers, in such a place of beauty that we can’t even fathom, He chose to leave it all to be born in a lowly manger. He left it all so that He could become our righteousness through the death of the cross.

“He was born to die” may seem like a morbid Christmas greeting at first. But if you know Him, if you call Jesus your Savior, then the greeting doesn’t just give you reason to celebrate this wonderful season, it gives you reason to live.

II Corinthians 5:21