God became a baby. Astounding!!!
Two of my favorite Scripture passages are about Jesus being fully God and fully man. Whenever I read them my heart is stirred to a greater passion and awe as I think about who Jesus is.
These passages of scripture are epic. Full of mystery.
The first passage is from the first chapter of John. It speaks of Jesus being eternal, God, the Creator and the Author of Life.
Then later in the chapter Jesus moves in to our neighborhood.
(The Word Became Flesh)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
God as a baby!!!! It's still a mind-blowing thought to me.
This second passage speaks for itself.
Jesus is incomparable.
He is without peer.
(The Supremacy of Christ)
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him.
All of this wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
The miracle of the Incarnation.
Mary, did you know/ that this sleeping child you're holding is the great "I Am?"