“The blind will see, the deaf will hear, the dead will live again.
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak the praises of the Lamb.
Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child your holding is the great I AM!”
Is there any life more precarious than a newborn’s? They have just been brought into the world and they can so easily be taken out of it. They are totally helpless. Completely unable to survive on their own. They are desperately needy to the point that their life depends fully on someone else taking care of them.
How does God fit into a baby? How does the finite contain the infinite? How does the holy enter humanity? What a miracle this was! No wonder there are scoffers, doubters, and even mockers. It sounds ridiculous and but for God, it would be unbelievable. But as Jesus Himself said “with God all things are possible.”
This is God
– who could not be contained a temple
– who’s very presence set a mountain ablaze and filled the sky with thunder and lightening,
– who’s holiness when it was not contained and respected brought death
and yet somehow this same God was contained in human flesh.
It is amazing the world itself did not tremble under His weight. It is incredible the very ground on which He walked did not rise up to give Him praise and declare – This is our God! I wonder if the Father had to hold the world together to keep it from flying apart the moment His Son entered time and space?
What a precious gift. God became man. No other creation has the blessing of the Lord Himself becoming one of them. Only mankind has that privilege and that honor. The Word became flesh. What an amazing thought.
As we celebrate this Christmas season may we acknowledge the incredible event that it is. God has taken on flesh. The Eternal One has a birthday. The Pre-existing One becomes a baby. What an amazing thought! May we take some time to ponder, wonder, and praise this incredible God.