“You should point to the whole man Jesus and say, That is God.” Martin Luther
How can it be – a child conceived by the Holy Spirit, within the womb of a virgin? Why is it that God decided to take on the sin of the world by sacrificing His own Son? How could the birth of the baby, Jesus impact so many, down through the centuries? It seems an impossible plan, doesn’t it? I mean to send a child from His glorious throne in heaven to a world filled with the ugliness of sin, doesn’t make one ounce of sense to us.
How can it be – this tiny baby would grow into a man, work side by side with His step father, while pursuing the example of His heavenly Father? An ordinary human being, yet God Himself, inhabited that little body, who would eventually be subject to humiliation, temptation, hunger, thirst, physical abuse and a senseless death sentence,
How can we believe that God became man because He loved us so much, He was willing to carry the burden of our sins? How can we be lovable to Him? What have we done to deserve this unconditional love?
There are a million questions about this whole Christmas thing. It is filled with incomprehensible truths. None of them make sense to us and many of them are not answerable. We simply accept them as truth, because it is written in the Word of God – another mystery. How can we understand God breathing His word into the pens of average guys who loved Him? If Jesus was the final sacrifice, why is there still sin in the world? If Jesus was God, why didn’t He send His angels to wipe out His enemies? If He was human, how could He be brought back to life and live to tell His disciples how to spread the good news? How could a young, newly married couple live under such scrutiny and accusations of their relatives and friends?
Christmas is about One gift. That gift is the promise of eternal life in heaven. It’s also about sharing that wondrous gift with others. The gift lives within us, because the Holy Spirit has inspired us with faith to accept what God has done for US! Even our faith isn’t brought about by what we do. It’s all about Jesus and what He did for every person in the world.
We will never know the answers to the questions surrounding Christmas, but we can rest in the promise that God gave the greatest gift ever to those who believe. Don’t stop believing. It is the one thing that keeps us connected to God and gives us the power to make it through this life to the next.
Through God’s Word, the Bible – through faith alone and through the Holy Spirit we receive God’s inheritance. What a friend we have in Jesus.
All I know is that I’m a sinner and that God has forgiven me of my sins. Because I put my faith and trust in Jesus Christ. – Franklin Graham
“In The Beginning Was The Word”, John 1:1-3. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him” (John 1:1-3).