A Child Will Be Born

Nativity_Scenes004Isaiah 7:14
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.

Isaiah 9:6
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

A child born, not a son born. The Son is pre-existent, the I AM, and did not come into being that day when Mary gave birth. God gave us His Son. He left heaven, emptied Himself, took the form of a bondservant, and was found in the likeness of Man.

He who fashioned Man in His image, took the likeness of the one He had fashioned. And as a child, He was born–the humble relinquishing of His place at the right hand of the Father in order to secure for us a place at His heavenly banquet table.

What does Christmas mean to you, one Facebook friend asked. I was stymied for something short enough to fit into a comment, but now the short version seems clear: Christmas is God come down.

Published in: on December 24, 2012 at 5:42 pm  Comments (1)  
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