Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Perfect Paradoxes

Isn’t it remarkable that…
…the Light of the world was identified by a star he named and numbered (Ps. 147:4)?
…the Creator of woman came to be born of a virgin (Is. 7:14)?
…the shoulders that would bear the government (Is. 9:6) would also bear the beam of a rugged cross?
…the Mighty God and Everlasting Father (Is. 9:6) came to earth as a naked, needy infant?
...the Rod and Branch of Jesse (Is. 11:1) became the one crucified on a tree?
…the Man of Sorrows who was acquainted with grief (Is. 53:3) brought joy to the world (John 15:11)?
…the carpenter (Mark 6:3) would be nailed to a piece of wood?
…the Word (John 1:1. 14) came to earth as an infant who could not yet speak?
…the Lamb of God (John 1:29) arrived in a stable, slept in a manger where sheep may have eaten, and was worshiped by humble shepherds?
...the Rabbi and Teacher who knew all things (John 1:38), allowed Himself to become an infant needing care and training?
…the King of Israel and King of Kings (John 1:49) gave up His heavenly throne in Paradise for a dusty, dirty, sin-filled kingdom?
…the Son of God became the Son of Man (John 1:49, 51)?
…the Bread of Life (John 6:48) came to be born in Bethlehem – the House of Loaves (Micah 5:2)?
…the One who fulfills all the prophecies and Scriptures (John 19:28) wrote those Scriptures (2 Pet. 1:21)?
…Immanuel, God-with-us (Is. 7:14), came to earth one Christmas night so that Christmas could exist?

This is amazing, paradoxical love – so amazing that it could only be from God Himself. Thank You, God!!

Have a blessed Christmas rejoicing in the arrival or our Lord and Savior!

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