A conundrum – the God-man

by Geralt from Pixabay CC0 Public Domain

Pixabay by Geralt CC0 Public Domain

Today as I pause for a few minutes to think about Christmas, I am in awe that Christ, the Son of God, would take on human flesh.

This concept is a conundrum … greater than my finite mind can grasp.

 

Christ …
with God in the beginning, co-creator – through him all things were made
                  the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being,
… sustaining all things by his powerful word …
(John 1:3, Hebrews 1:3)

This same Christ … the word became flesh … making himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness … to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship
(John 1:1, Philippians 2:7, Galatians 4:5)

 

Christ, by highest Heaven adored;
Christ the everlasting Lord;
Late in time, behold Him come,
Offspring of a virgin’s womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail the incarnate Deity,
Pleased with us in flesh to dwell,
Jesus our Emmanuel.
C. Wesley

Pixabay by Geralt CCO Public Domain

Pixabay by Geralt CCO Public Domain

The Son of God descended from heaven to be conceived miraculously in Mary’s womb – all God, all man … wrapped tightly in a human sac, seemingly powerless, as the babe prepared to enter our world … the very world he created.

Mind-boggling and awe-inspiring! Glory to the new-born King!

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