- Luke 2:7 (NKJV) And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Ever tried to get your mind around the fact that Jesus is both fully man and fully God? If it blows a few mental circuits don’t feel bad—the church has had its brightest and best minds struggle with the concept.
However, I bring this up today because of yesterday’s blog.
Remember, yesterday we reflected on Jesus’ worst day as the Son of Man (the God/Man), i.e. the day he was crucified. Today I’d like for you to join with me in reflecting on what must have been Jesus’ worst day as the Son of God (the God/Man).
What day do you think it was?
Can you imagine God waking up for the first time as a little human baby wrapped in “swaddling clothes (think diaper) and lying in an animal feeding bin. Talk about how the mighty have fallen!
I’m speechless…how do we even relate? Divine becoming human! (Maybe it would be sort of like going to bed one night and waking up in the morning a roach bug?) I really don’t know because I have no real concept of what being divine—omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent—is like.
Some people say the Bible gives no real answer to question of evil and suffering in the world. I beg the difference. The God/Man—Jesus Christ is the answer.
No matter what you or I will go through in our lives—the worst day: we can have the assurance that God is there and involved. His action through the incarnation (birth) and atonement (crucifixion) of Jesus Christ demonstrates His love and commitment to us and gives us the assurance of an ultimate resolution that will right every wrong and reward every right.
- What modern Christians can learn from Nicaea (outofegyptblog.wordpress.com)