“The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation. They say that God became Man. Every other miracle prepares for this, or exhibits this, or results from this.”
– C.S. Lewis
If you were raised around Christianity, the idea of the incarnation becomes so commonplace that we forget just how astounding it is.
God became a human.
GOD. BECAME. A. HUMAN.
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
– John 1:14 ESV
As much as I can, I like to sit and just THINK about God. No worship music. No prayer requests. But just sit there and think about Him. It’s actually really fun!
Often I will start with His dimensions. Like, how big is He?
He, of course, is infinite and has no limits, but I’m not gonna let that stop me! I was made to know Him, and I want to know how vast He is!
So picture me sitting down…. eyes closes…. and my little brain nearly bursting as I try to get a picture of His immensity.
It is a fools errand, I know. But I must try! It is my privilege to try!
Often, it feels that I only get a few steps in to that holy place.
But I leave with my face glowing.
I love that I get to seek this vast God. This God who we cannot comprehend. A being with terrible power, who could vaporize us with a thought! Yet loves us! The God who speaks GALAXIES! STARS! BLACK HOLES! Dangerous things! Beautiful things!
Did you know that on average, we can only see 0.00002% of all the stars in the Milky Way?
And that’s just our galaxy! There are 285 galaxies for every person on our planet. All 7.6 billion of us.
And not only did He create all of this with His word… He is holding bearing the weight of all of it with his Word! Keep it all together! (Heb. 1:3)
This God. The only God. Became one of us?
CS Lewis was right. Jesus, being born of a virgin is THE miracle. Every miracle that preceded it points to it, and very miracle that follows is born from it!
My life is a miracle because He came.
I have had some dark moments in my life. Depression, pain, sin. But I stand here today as a miracle. I am a new creation. I live with a life burning inside me that is not my own. It is a Christ life.
I am a miracle.
But only because He came! Only because he lived for me, died for me, and was raised for me.
So yes, I sit in empty rooms and just think about him. My little brain… my heart…. my spirit reaching out to Him. It is my privilege.
In fact, it is a privilege that the God man, Jesus, paid for.
Let us thank God today for the miracle that is his birth! And all of it’s glorious implications!