from the series Mystery and Majesty: God With Us
2 Corinthians 9:15; Philippians 2:5–8
The qualities that babies bring into the world never get old. The soft, delicate skin. The beautiful calm of sleep. The tiny hands and feet so perfectly formed. When a baby comes into our lives, we parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, or sisters rejoice in the magnificence of God’s gift of life.
But how much more did the family rejoice in wonderment when the child was Emmanuel, God with us? When God took on human flesh at the birth of Jesus, He brought a wonder to the world that had yet to be seen. Dramatic acts of judgment and rescue that we find recorded in the Old Testament did not compare to the union of humanity and deity in the child, Jesus. Let’s take a closer look at this awesome gift of God to the human race.