Christmas Miracle- The Incarnation
On a stormy night, a little girl was awakened by thunder, and ran to the safety of her parent's room. As she snuggled into the bed between her mommy and daddy, her father tried to reassure her saying, "There's no need to be afraid, God is with you..." "I know, Daddy", said the little girl, "but right now I need somebody with skin on!"
2 Cor. 5:19 NLT "For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation."
"For God was in Christ" speaks of the Christmas Miracle of---
"The Incarnation-God is with you!"
John 1:14 "The Word became flesh and dwelt among us."
For the Christian, God is not in some far distant place; unapproachable and aloof. But because of the Incarnation, God has skin! He knows all about pain, rejection, suffering and even death, having tasted death for us all. He even knows about testing-
Hebrews 4:14-16 MSG "Now that we know what we have--Jesus this great high priest with ready access to God---let's not let it slip through our fingers. We don't have a high priest who is out of touch with our reality. He's been through weakness and testing, having experienced it all-- all but the sin. So let's walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help."
Yes, God is with us! What a miracle. He is in our corner, fighting for us. What hope we have , knowing that our lives are not confined to the despair of this world!