Who Was The First Human To Celebrate Jesus?
According to the Bible, the first ever person on Earth to celebrate Jesus was an unborn child (fetus of John the Baptist), however even more astonishing is the fact that Jesus was just an embryo (only a few weeks after His conception) when He was first celebrated by the fetus of John.
Luke 1:35-36 (KJV)
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and Who this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
Luke 1:39-42 (KJV)
And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;
And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.
And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
This wasn’t a coincidence but a divine orchestration by God using the instance of His only begotten Son to prove that life of a human begins at conception, not birth, hence why it is nothing but pure murder to end the life even if it’s at the earliest stages of pregnancy.
Imagine if the mother of Jesus had not valued the life of Jesus at this early stage, but sought to abort the pregnancy because she thought He wasn’t yet human but just an embryo?
There would be no Jesus for John the Baptist to celebrate at that early stage of His life, not to talk of celebrating His birth as was being done today, 2000 years later.
Let’s learn to value the life of the unborn child today, if not because of anything else, because of Jesus.