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.
do you believe in creationism or evolution matty? and what do you think happened between Christs birth and the time he was 30 yo..its all missing. was he just a normal everyday person? did he have brothers or sisters?
Once a friend of mine asked, ‘do your people celebrate Easter?’ I told her, ‘no, we believe everyone comes back from the dead, so it’s no big deal when one guy does it.’ I love your faith and earnestness, but I also believe that we all die for our sins. And we keep dying until we’re done sinning. Part of me wants to open your mind to other beliefs, but part of me hopes that you’ll stay as confident and unshakable in your faith as you are right now, because I LOVE that about you.
After stumbling across your page I was quite pleased to read your post regarding the redemptive act that was accomplished through Jesus’ sacrifice. As for the comments that have already addressed this topic, what can be said? Without faith … no, that is too easy; much, in fact, is know about the early life of Jesus – however, it wasn’t important to the most important part of his life, that being the final three years which represented his ministry in and around the Holy Land (as it is called). “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” – there is but one life in which to “get things right” – not an endless “merry-go-round” in which you get opportunities to “cleanse” yourself of the things that you couldn’t slough off during your last incarnation. Using the argument of reincarnation there could only be a finite population on the planet as there would be a limited number of souls … and yet … there are now more people living TODAY than have EVER lived in the HISTORY of the world. Does that mean that not a single individual has attained the ‘nth’ level of consciousness??? Not one? Good grief … that be a tough critic … glad that my transgressions have been washed away, made white as snow – and that I have been made a NEW creature through the redemptive acts of the Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, the only one upon whose name … well, you get the idea … 🙂 CrazyComposer … out.