But that same year, a physician and his wife named their child Charles Robert Darwin. And, in 1809, the cries of a newborn could be heard in a rugged log cabin in Kentucky. The baby's name? Abraham Lincoln.
If there had been broadcasts at that time, we would have heard: "The destiny of the world is being shaped on the Austrian battlefield." But history was actually being shaped in the cradles of England and America. Likewise, roughly 2016 years ago, folks thought the big news was taxation. But a young Jewish woman cradled the biggest news of all, Jesus Christ. What will you do with the greatest gift ever given, Jesus Christ? Will you believe this Christmas?