President Donald Trump offered five observations about the meaning of Jesus Christ’s life during a recent Christmas address from the White House with first lady Melania Trump at his side.
“For Christians, this is a joyous time to remember God’s greatest gift to the world. More than 2,000 years ago, the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary. He said, ‘Do not be afraid, you have found favor with God,” Trump said in a reference to the Bible’s account of Mary learning the special role she would play in human history.
“The angel told her that she would give birth to a baby boy, Jesus, who would be called the Son of the Most High. Nine months later Christ was born in the town of Bethlehem. The Son of God came into the world in a humble stable,” the president recounted.
“As Christians everywhere know, the birth of our Lord and Savior changed history forever,” Trump said. “At Christmas, we give thanks to God, and that God sent his only son to die for us and to offer everlasting peace to all humanity.”