Sunday, December 26, 2010

I recieved an email with a Christmas thought question: Why did Christ come as a baby? He ascended in an unusual way, and it would have made perfect sense for him to come in an unusual way as an adult. Why did He not come for his few years of ministry and then ascend a few years later? What was the point of the birth as a baby and then the silent years until his ministry began?

I don't know the reason. That may be a thing too high for us- we aren't supposed to know. But I know what He did.

He came as a baby to be born like we were.
He grew up like we did.
He walked the ground we walk on.
He was born under the law so that He could fulfill it- He is the only one that could.
He was tempted as we are, and overcame without sinning.
He felt the pain we do, and His pain like no other.
He cried the tears we cry, then cried tears of blood.
He was silent to teach us to speak.
He became sin, that we may become righteous.
He died the death of a sinner, so that we could live.

He loved us. Though we hated Him, He loved us. And He is The Way.

He came under the law to save us from it. Christ didn't have to become a Christian. He came so we could be Christ-followers.

And I stand in awe that He could love me. Me.

And I'm forever grateful.

1 comments:

Nancy said...

Eloquent expression of humbling truth ...

I recieved an email with a Christmas thought question: Why did Christ come as a baby? He ascended in an unusual way, and it would have made perfect sense for him to come in an unusual way as an adult. Why did He not come for his few years of ministry and then ascend a few years later? What was the point of the birth as a baby and then the silent years until his ministry began?

I don't know the reason. That may be a thing too high for us- we aren't supposed to know. But I know what He did.

He came as a baby to be born like we were.
He grew up like we did.
He walked the ground we walk on.
He was born under the law so that He could fulfill it- He is the only one that could.
He was tempted as we are, and overcame without sinning.
He felt the pain we do, and His pain like no other.
He cried the tears we cry, then cried tears of blood.
He was silent to teach us to speak.
He became sin, that we may become righteous.
He died the death of a sinner, so that we could live.

He loved us. Though we hated Him, He loved us. And He is The Way.

He came under the law to save us from it. Christ didn't have to become a Christian. He came so we could be Christ-followers.

And I stand in awe that He could love me. Me.

And I'm forever grateful.

1 comments:

  1. Eloquent expression of humbling truth ...

     
 

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