Jesus Christ was born so that all who believe in him for salvation from their sins would receive the gift of eternal life.  Isaiah 9:6 prophesied about Christ’s birth, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given;” What did this mean? Hundreds of years later the prophecy was fulfilled when the child, baby Jesus, was born to the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem of Judea. The night that He was born, an angel of the Lord came to shepherds in the hill country of Bethlehem and brought this message again, “For unto you is born this day in the City of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” - Luke 2:11 

Christ was born unto us in Bethlehem, but when was the son given to us? John 3:16 tells us, “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  The Son was given to us when he was lifted up to die on the cross of Calvary. Jesus died, but on the third day he rose again from the dead. In I Corinthians 15 we find these words, “But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep…O Death where is your sting, O grave where is your victory…Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!”