The Real Humanity of Jesus

Tuesday, December 12

Read: Luke 2:4-7; John 1:14-18 

God became a man. Jesus was a baby boy. Take some time to consider how amazing and unfathomable is this truth! God entered this world as a man, fully God and fully man.

Jesus cried, he slept, he had to be fed and changed and burped. He experienced humanity just as each of us. We call this the Incarnation. The glorious Word became flesh and dwelled among us (John 1:14).

Think about the depths to which Jesus stooped to be “God with us”. He left the right hand of the throne of God to be wrapped in a dirty cloth and be placed in a feed trough, amongst animals and manure and nasty smells and hay. He subjected himself to the creation that he made. He became needy to help those in great need.

Unspeakably wise, He is wisely speechless. (Augustine)

Fragile finger sent to heal us,
Tender brow prepared for thorn,
Tiny heart whose blood will save us,
Unto us is born, Unto us is born. (Chris Rice)

Great is the mystery of godliness! (1 Tim. 3:16)

Consider: Read Heb. 2:14-18. He had to be made like us to help us. Praise God for the humanity of his son, and think about how important that truth is to you today.

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