Thursday, December 26, 2013

Amazing Again

As the Christmas celebration of Christ's birth has come to a close (although I love Christmas music all year round), just wanted to make a note for those of you who do read this little blog (not that there are very many of you).  Two things amazed me again about the incarnation of Christ.

First, is that the infinite God became a finite man.  Wow.  I know that Philippians 2:6-8 tells that he, being equal to God...was made in the likeness of men...and was found in the human form; that was amazing to me again. The Holy One of Israel, the Ancient of Days, the Everlasting, Sovereign God of the Universe was capsuled into a baby.  It's sort of like asking the question: can God make a rock too big for him to lift?  Can God take something that is inherently infinite (himself), and make it not infinite, even for a season? Somehow he did! Wow!

Second, is the love for the world of sinners that would compel God to do the miracle of making the infinite finite.  Part of the glory of God is that he loves sinners; and for him to come and walk in our world with us is amazing to me.  Another piece of that is that we can see how powerful that love is to deal with the blinding, blazing, consuming, terrifying holiness that is inherently God's, and still bring about this marvel of the Word taking on flesh. God loves us in spite of our failings, in spite of our inadequacies, in spite of our rebellions, in spite of our flaws. He should consume us in his wrath against the sin in us, but to his glory he loves. He loves not only in the birth, but in the death and resurrection which secures eternity for us. In excelsis deo, right. He loves us. Wow!

Hope you had an amazing Christmas too!

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