U – Unto You is Born

Unto you is born this day in the City of David a Saviour.  ~ Luke 2:11

因 今 天 在 大 卫 的 城 里 , 为 你 们 生 了 救 主 , 就 是 主 基 督 。 ~ 路 加 福 音 2:11

Today is a quiz day—because today’s verse is one we usually talk about at a different time of the year! To make it easier to answer, here is the verse in the Christian Standard Bible, a more modern translation: “Today in the city of David a Savior was born for you.”

Our quiz has four questions. Try to answer, and then check your answers below.

  1. What is the other name for “David’s town”, or “The City of David”?
  2. Why is it named after King David?
  3. Who is the Saviour who was born there long after David died?
  4. When do we usually talk about this verse?

Ready? Here are the answers:

  1. Bethlehem
  2. David came from Bethlehem, and was crowned king there as well.
  3. Jesus!
  4. During Advent and Christmas

Look at the picture of the boy with the small baby. Think about God, the creator of all the stars and nebulas and galaxies, geese and giraffes and whales, and tiny things like eyelashes and earthworms and seeds.

Now think about this enormous, powerful God leaving all of that behind and fitting himself into the body of a little baby like the one in the picture, to become Jesus, our Saviour. When he was a baby, God, who had made everything, needed the very people he had made to keep him alive. He gave up everything to become like us, and live with us, and make us his children. That is truly amazing love.

Our God, how much you must love us to leave your home in heaven to live in a human body in this world where life is not always easy or nice. Thank you. Help us to love you back by loving all the people and things you have made. Amen.