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.
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.
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!