As I read this quote, I thought of how we celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus on Christmas. What came to my mind was the song "Away in a Manger". Joseph and Mary had no place to stay for the night and Jesus was born in a stable with the animals. I remember one year attending a replica of this scene at a local church with actors and live animals.
But the reality is that the baby Jesus was actually ...God in the flesh.
The miracle was that He was fully Divine and yet fully human. He humbled Himself and came to us.
Read what Philippians 2: 6-8 says:
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself..."Amazing love, how can it be? This was the greatest miracle of all. God came in the flesh.
God with us ...Emmanuel.
And because He came and died and was raised again to life, we can have the joy of knowing Him personally. Not in traditions and church rituals but in a personal relationship with the living God.
How amazing is that? I have to say that this quote deserves to be a part of Bringing Holy back to the Holiday series.
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