- Clue #1: verse 8—to die on a cross;
- Clue #2: verse 11—to glorify God the Father.
- Clue #3: verse 12, notice the first word. “Therefore.” This means means that Jesus was born in order to give us God’s glory to shine in the world. See verse 15.
If we like Mary ponder things like this in our hearts, we may need to step away from Christmas (as it were)—away from the noise, Noise, NOISE so that we can intentionally hear and see from God what He was accomplishing by His birth, death and resurrection.
I am looking forward to Christmas so God can reflect His glory through me.