Sunday, December 20, 2009

Who Is This, So Weak and Helpless?

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.  Luke 2:6-11

I never tire of hearing or reading that part of the Word of God that gives the account of the birth of our wonderful Savior Jesus Christ. That the little boy, born in Joseph's and Mary's ancestral home-town, was also the Word that in the beginning was with God, and who was God (John 1:1), who became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14), is truly marvelous.

Just think of it. What can be more weak and helpless than a just-born baby? Well, maybe a dying man nailed to a piece of wood with his life's blood pouring out of him. Yes. That could be more weak and helpless.

Yet, this little baby, who would be that dying man thirty-something years later, was the way God saved us from our sins and from hell. (John 3:14-17)

He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name. John 1:10-13 NASB

(This is a re-post of a comment that I posted on Ray Comfort's "Atheist Central" last week.)

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