The holiday excitement is building as we get closer to Christmas. For over two thousand years the world has acknowledged and celebrated the birth of a little boy from Nazareth. Hundreds of years before His birth, the prophets told of a messiah who would come who would provide salvation for the people of God. This baby was born of a virgin in the town of Bethlehem. The simplicity and humility of Jesus’ birth reminds us of the simplicity and humility required of those who choose to follow Him by faith. Mary and Joseph and all who were a part of the story recorded in Matthew 1 and Luke 2 remind us to simply, humbly trust Jesus this Christmas season by receiving His gift of love and sharing in His work today.