The incarnation; it defies description. How can our finite human minds comprehend the idea that the eternal God would descend from His heavenly throne to robe himself in flesh and blood, and become as mortal man? That the master Potter would become clay? It is indeed difficult for us to fathom! No wonder the angels broke into a chorus of praise!
For those who do not believe, or are skeptical by nature, it must sound absurd. But to those of us who are believers, this is a wondrous story!
The Bible clearly informs us God's ways are not our ways, as evidenced by the supernatural means by which Adam came into existence, without a man or woman; Eve, came from a man and no woman. With Abram and Sarai, God chose a couple too old to have kids to bring Isaac into the world. And now with the Incarnation, a woman gave birth without the aid of a man. God had saved the best for last!
"Behold, a virgin shall be withchild, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us."
As Christians, you and I are most fortunate, for we have been given the marvelous privilege of telling the Christmas story over and over. What a thrill! It just gets better and better every time we tell it!
Merry Christmas! See you Friday night!