The Dragon and the Child
Wes McAdams   -  

The book of Revelation tells the story of Jesus’ birth in a highly symbolic way. Satan is pictured as a dragon. God’s people are pictured as a woman about to give birth to a child. The dragon waited for the woman’s child to be born so that he could devour him. However, when the Son was born, the dragon’s plans came to nothing and the Son was caught up to heaven to “rule all the nations.” Therefore, we celebrate the dragon’s defeat and the Son’s exaltation. And we also wait patiently for his final victory over the dragon. (Scripture: Revelation 12:1-6)