. . . we usually think of the baby Jesus lying in a manger. But here is a mind-boggling glimpse of the magnitude of that event:
“The God of Power, as he did ride
In his majestik robes of glorie,
Resolved to light; and so one day
He did descend, undressing all the way.”
– George Herbert
in 17th Century England
“Though he was God, he did not demand and cling to his rights as God. He made himself nothing; he took the humble position of a slave and appeared in human form. And in human form he obediently humbled himself even further by dying a criminal’s death on a cross.”
God adjusted to us so He could have a relationship with us. “He came to pay a debt He didn’t owe, because we owed a debt we couldn’t pay.”
“To whom will you compare me? Who is my equal?” asks the Holy One. Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out one after another, calling each by its name. . . Don’t you know that the LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth? He gives power to those who are tired and worn out; he offers strength to the weak. Even youths will become exhausted, and young men will give up. But those who wait on the LORD will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint."
from Isaiah 40
The God of all Creation extends His love to all who will receive Him, the babe in a manger who beckons us to come to Him . . . and live.