The time of remembering the birth of Christ has come again. This year it elicits different thoughts and feelings as I have added a son to my own family…which prompts thoughts into the mystery of Christ’s divinity and humanity. As I sit holding my son, I wonder if Jesus sucked his thumb, spoke baby mutterings, or had crying fits when his body had need of something that He could not take care of Himself. I wonder if at just few months Christ fully comprehended the magnitude of His existence as a man, or if He was only absorbed with movement, eating, changing, and all around general contentedness. I wonder at what point He understood what He purpose was on earth, or if His divine consciousness was always present merely waiting for His limited physical body to catch up.

Obviously God chose not to reveal all the nuances as to the unseen combination of Christ’s divinity into frail humanity. But one thing is certain; Christ’s birth into the world does demonstrate that the human body is capable of accomplishing the purpose God intended: obedience.

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” – Matthew 5:17

And it was through that demonstration of obedience that God revealed hope to mankind.

“In the days of his flesh, Jesus… Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him.” – Hebrews 5:7-9

Even the human authors of Scripture note that attempting to delve into the mystery surrounding Christ can be complicated.

“About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain…” – Hebrews 5:11

Yet in spite of the mysterious unfathomable nature of God’s descent to meet mankind in its imperfection, the clarity of His purpose in coming is not.

“He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him.” – Hebrews 5:9

May Christmas always remind you of this.


One Response to “Christmas”

  1. Seasons greetings to you too. Did you know what the Muslims believe regarding Christmas and the birth of Jesus? Please discover & comment at

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