Advent Reflection: The Incarnation
Who can understand this? Really!
It’s a doctrine and way of life that truly separates Christians from the rest of the world. The supernatural and infinite God becomes finite and human. IMPOSSIBLE.
It might sound impossible but is was absolutely necessary. The tender story of the babe of Bethlehem was a foreshadowing of what would await this child who was born. This God-man was truly the only hope for the world. Not a program. Not an institution, but a person. Even though Jesus may be the reason for the season, he is so much more.
As Christians we must be a people who are always about the big picture as well. This incomprehensible act of God becoming man would a short time later be followed by perhaps an even more incomprehensible act. This perfectly innocent savior would have to die as a completely guilty sacrifice for your sins and mine.
My only hope.
Let the mystery of the incarnation lead us to the cross where we can sing even more clearly, “Joy to the world the Lord has come!”
Let me invite you to either come to the Tenth Family Christmas Service or to at least pray for the Lord’s blessing. I will be preaching on the essence of a true gift. I obviously want it to appeal the young children but to the young at heart as well. Pray that this gift of Jesus would be even more precious than ever.
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