Almighty powerful God. The one who can move mountains. Who formed the planet with His hands. That same God. He was funneled into a baby. All that glorious power squeeezed into a baby.
Christmas is an amazing day. You’ve heard that Jesus paid for your sins. And the sins of the world. One person pays for the sins of the world? Something so glorious can only be done by someone who is just as glorious.
Here’s a few lyrics from some Christmas songs:
Come and behold him, born the King of angels
–Come and behold him
Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning,
Jesus, to thee be all glory given.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing
–O Come All Ye Faithful
He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
–Joy to the World
Glorious now behold him arise, King and God
–We Three Kings
This season we sing about the glories of this child born, because this child is truly the ultimate of glory and amazement. God squeezed into a baby would die thirty years later, to be the ultimate payment for our sins. Only someone with such glory can take on the punishment for our sins.
We can have a hard time understanding how our sins are paid for. But just think about how incredible Jesus is. He created our planet. He created our universe. That’s one incredible person!!! And 2,000 years ago he came down to earth on this day in the form of a baby. Eventually the one held the world in his hands, would bear the weight of the sins of the world on his shoulders.