Why does the Gospel of Mark contain no details about the birth of Jesus? Is it because Mark is indifferent toward the incarnation? Is it because he’s a Scrooge who doesn’t like Christmas? No, the reason Mark contains no birth story is because Mark wants to emphasize a truth about Jesus that transcends his human birth. Mark wants his readers to see that Jesus is the Son of God. This week we’ll explore that theme and see what it means for us as Christians.