Wonder of Wonders

LA Sept 14 077

There is so much to take in when we consider the story of the birth of our Lord Jesus in Bethlehem so many centuries ago, the story is almost too much to absorb. There is one aspect to it that I’ve never written about before; I suppose this is because it’s almost too much for me to quite grasp, but I’ll take a stab at it this morning.

We know that the Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We know that Jesus was God Incarnate; the Son of God. We can understand why He made such an impact in His ministry when He was preaching about the Kingdom, healing the sick, giving sight to the blind, making the lame walk and driving out demons, after all, He was God! We read the story of His birth and are amazed at the choirs of angels, the star and the Magi; He was the Son of God after all…

Yet, have we considered the fact that the baby Jesus was God in the flesh? No, maybe I haven’t been clear enough; that He was the Son of God there in that manger isn’t an academic concept, it was a fact. Think about it.

The baby Jesus was helpless. He had to be nursed by His mother or else He would die. He had to be changed and cleaned up just like any other baby. He had to be burped. He woke up His mother in the middle of the night to be fed and changed… He was completely helpless.

And He was Almighty God. Through Him everything was created that has been created. Before Abraham was, He Was… He sustains the entire universe by His Word, and He was a helpless baby as He did so.

It is enough to blow your mind when we ponder such things as this.

Now dear reader, tell me about His love for us, this God of ours who would go to such lengths to save us! His is a love that defies human comprehension; such is the greatness of our God!

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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14 Responses to Wonder of Wonders

  1. atimetoshare says:

    How can we doubt our value, when God places so much love on us? What a miracle! Thanks for your words.

  2. Noelene says:

    What an awesome God we serve!

  3. paulfg says:

    WARNING WARNING WARNING …. Brain Cells Overload … Brain cells Overload …

    Thanks Don, Intellectually – yes. Emotionally – that has done me in today! Thank you!

    🙂

  4. roweeee says:

    Hi Don,
    I enjoyed your post. I’ve always grown up with this view of Jesus as the normal human baby and it doesn’t seem strange to me although it probably should. Its what I grew up with.
    On the other hand, after processing the events of last week which a local Church by the way very succinctly summed up on their noticeboard as: Sydney Pakistan Cairns, I have really come to realise that the joy of Christmas is based on on the birth of Jesus- not on how our lives are going at the end of December each year. We can have a rotten year but the joy of Christmas is still the same. I have been wondering whether it was right to really get into Christmas after what has happened but have decided to get back into in it. Not madly shopping through the Christmas malls but going to Church, seeing friends and family and baking for them. I strongly believe in the power of sharing a meal with people. We have dinner together at our Friday night service. Incidently, it;s mainly cooked by the most senior members of the congregation for parents with young kids who often feel they need a break.
    By the way you would probably like my post about Should we have a Happy Christmas?
    Best wishes and thanks once again for your best wishes for Australians after last week. Things got worse on Friday when a mother killed 8 children including 7 of her own. Looks like she had a severe mental health issue. They are going to be demolishing the home and turning it into a memorial.
    This week, surely, could only get better !!
    Best wishes for a joyous Christmas and a blessed New Year.
    Rowena

  5. Tom says:

    Amazing LOVE!!! That God should give up everything just for me and everyone else that did not deserve anything!

  6. Elaine says:

    Amen Don! It definitely is mind boggling, isn’t it?

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  8. Merryn says:

    One really profound thing that a lady from my church shared last Sunday was that Jesus had to be born in human form in order that He could die. I had never thought about that before. So many things at Christmas that blow my mind. Even the 3 gifts from the Magi point to Jesus’ divinity and coming death.

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