“The Almighty appeared on earth as a helpless human baby, needing to be fed and changed and taught to talk like any other child. The more you think about it, the more staggering it gets. Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as this truth of the Incarnation.” —J.I.Packer
“The mystery of Christ, that He sunk Himself into our flesh, is beyond all human understanding” —Martin Luther
There is no question about it at all, the incarnation drives us to a point of decision. We all stand as individuals at the manger, and we leave either knowing we have gazed into the face of God; or we see nothing but a baby.
The Gospel expects nothing, and demands everything. We move through life, taking our lumps, figuring it out as we go along. As Adam’s sons and daughters we live a charmed, and albeit, a frustrated life. We are each given a spark. Some labor to fan it into flame, others grab a bucket of water.
What will you do with this God-Man, Jesus of Nazareth? Does the fact that God became flesh, funneling himself into a baby, grip you at a fundamental level? Does it really matter? Can you live with yourself if you step away from his cradle, without giving him your heart?
The Bible tell us that the squalling infant Jesus came and developed into a man. That “man-god” went on to teach, preach and heal at astounding pace. In three years of ministry, he lit up his world. Everywhere he went, he was always the eye of a hurricane.
The Bible teacher John MacArthur posits this for us.
“If we could condense all the truths of Christmas into only three words, these would be the words: “God with us.”
We tend to focus our attention at Christmas on the infancy of Christ. The greater truth of the holiday is His deity. More astonishing than a baby in the manger is the truth that this promised baby is the omnipotent Creator of the heavens and the earth!
So what are you going to do? Will you decide to follow him into his light and love? I feel compelled to ask you, do you know what is real? This Christmas we are celebrating the birth of God into the child, Jesus. We must do something with him. This is a real decision point we all must make. Not to decide is a decision.
My friend, Pastor Adrian Rogers has a web site. Please go to it, a link has been provided below. We can be sure of heaven and eternal life.
You can know Jesus definitively. Let me know of your decision to accept Christ and I will pray for you, and will send you things that will help.
Dr. Rogers site: http://www.lwf.org/site/PageServer?pagename=dis_YouCanBeSure
- The Implications of the Incarnation (faithgirlsdiscipleship.wordpress.com)
- What Is Christmas To You? (pastorpaulvbsblog.blogspot.com)
- A Christmas Consideration (friendedbychrist.com)
- Keeping Christmas Well: Taste the New Creation by Mark D. Roberts (trinityspeaks.wordpress.com)