In the beginning, God created the earth and all within it. Each day something new appeared. Man, male and female, was His final masterpiece created in God’s image. God considered them very good when He first breathed life into them. He gave man dominion over all the earth, land and sea along with all creatures big and small. However, through man’s willful disobedience, they brought sin into a perfect holy world. This sin corrupted the nature of all men. A great barrier rose between a Holy and Righteous God and all people of the earth. In addition, Mankind brought a great curse upon all nature and God’s handiwork suffered through no fault of its own. Now all creation held its breath waiting for God to bring restoration.
Romans 1:28-32 (GW)
28 And because they thought it was worthless to acknowledge God, God allowed their own immoral minds to control them. So they do these indecent things. 29 Their lives are filled with all kinds of sexual sins, wickedness, and greed. They are mean. They are filled with envy, murder, quarreling, deceit, and viciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, haughty, arrogant, and boastful. They think up new ways to be cruel. They don’t obey their parents, 31 don’t have any sense, don’t keep promises, and don’t show love to their own families or mercy to others. 32 Although they know God’s judgment that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do these things but also approve of others who do them. (This is a definition of sin.)
Sins grew in the hearts and minds of men. The dirt cried out as the blood of men spilled upon it as people fought and died. The weather stirred to a brutal force and the earth shuttered in violent waves at the increase of sin. The entire earth groaned under its weight.
God in His wisdom had a plan of salvation from the beginning. He would send His only Son to release men and women from the punishment for sin…which is death…eternal separation from God. Now in the stillness of the night, all creation waited.
A Star shone bright on a cold winter’s night…brighter than all the other stars in the heavens. It appeared only months before, a sign from God a great event would soon take place. All creation held its breath in anticipation… the promised redeemer would soon appear. The earth and wind stilled, the animals lifted their heads to the sky, the birds perched. All anticipated something miraculous about to occur. The waiting finally bore fruit. At the moment of His birth, all of creation took notice. The Angels appeared singing with great joy. The animals joined the chorus bleating their welcome as the wind whispered through the trees and they bowed before the Creator. All creation rejoiced…The Redeemer had come.
The Virgin Mary, had brought forth Jesus…fully God and fully man, He brought redemption to the world. Through his life, He would teach man a new way of life…one of loving kindness. Through His death, He would redeem all of creation.