For we do not have a
High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted
as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of
grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. ” Hebrews
You only need to hold a baby for a few
moments to realize that they are absolutely amazing and wonderful.
A baby represents hope, promise, and the
God could have sent His Son to earth as a
full-grown man. After all, nothing is too difficult for Him. Instead, He chose
to send Jesus as an infant. The birth of Christ was risky. As a baby, Jesus was
helpless and completely dependent on His earthly parents to care for Him. He
was born in a dangerous place, and immediately faced the danger of Herod’s
quest to kill Him.
In Knowing God, J. I. Packer writes:
The Almighty appeared
on earth as a helpless human baby, needing to be fed and changed and taught to
talk like any other child. The more you think about it, the more staggering it
gets. Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as this truth of the Incarnation.
God sent Jesus as a baby so that in every age
and stage of life, He would identify with humanity fully. Jesus experienced
infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.
Whatever your age, stage of life, or
situation may be, Jesus can identify with you. The Baby of Bethlehem is the
eternal Son of God, and He loves you with all the love of His holy heart.
Have a great day, and keep moving forward!
Posted on 12/26/2014
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under