God Became Man

A good friend of mine once told me that he learned a lot about God’s love when he finally had kids. I asked him, “Why is that?” What he told me was fascinating . . . He said, “When they’re born, you love them so much, for no reason; you realize that they’ve done nothing to earn your love, but you still love them so much.” I also heard a lady on Focus on the Family make another interesting point about kids . . . She said, “God didn’t give us kids to raise; He gave us kids to raise us.” I agree!  Both of these statements have especially been on my mind since the recent birth of my daughter.

Before my daughter was born, I remember when my brother had his son, and again when he had his daughter. I remember holding them, thinking to myself, “I can’t believe that God became one of these!” It really is crazy when you thing about it: The Creator of the universe, who spoke billions of galaxies into existence, freely abandoned His heavenly throne, to be born a virgin, in poor, unsanitary conditions. The most powerful being in existence, became as impotent as a new born baby in an effort to save us; this is nothing short of scandalous when you think about it!

When I look at my daughter, I see how helpless and vulnerable she is and how much she depends on mom and dad. She has no way to help herself or tell us what she needs; she is completely dependent, with her delicate life in our hands. Who would ever want to take on such a helpless endeavor? Certainly not the Creator of the universe! But this is exactly what happened.  This is the Christmas story:  the greatest love story ever told, how God became man, by first becoming a child. Maybe you’ve never really thought about how much God loves us, but the next time you see a helpless child, maybe you will . . .

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10 thoughts on “God Became Man

  1. Wonderfully said! As I ponder John 1:14 this morning: The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us; I do so remembering what it felt like to hold my two children so many years ago at their birth. What an awesome God we serve!
    Blessings,
    Chuck

  2. And then, if you take it one step further and try to comprehend the love it takes to actually GIVE your only begotten son… that’s how HE loves us… amazing!!! Thank you for this beautiful reminder and may HE bless you!

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