About a Baby

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 4:15–16

 

 

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 future.

 

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!