At this time of year, the world at large observes this period of the birth of Christ. While most merely view it as a tradition and holiday, with their understanding of the story and it’s implications limited, but for Believers it is cause for celebration not just once a year but everyday. The incarnation of Christ is the means by which we obtain salvation. But in simple terms it can be described as ‘Love Came Down’.
It reminds of a story of a little toddler who had been very naughty and in order to discipline him, his mother kept him in his play-pen for a few hours and was not allowed out. As to be expected, the child cried and complained and after receiving no reprieve from his mother, the child’s attention turned to his grandfather. The grandfather was careful not to undermine the mother’s authority but was so moved by the child’s crying that he tried to think of what he could do. After some consideration, he surprised the child by stepping into the pen where he was held and sat there with him to keep the child company, for the duration of his punishment.
This is exactly what God did for us. He came into the world and became a man firstly because His love for us compelled him. Not only did God’s love bring him to us but it caused him to take the punishment for our sins that we may inherit eternal life. So that we may love him forever.
Thank you Jesus for your great love manifested towards us.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 1:14 (KJV)
This is a blog post from Stanley Harvey, the Senior Pastor of the Pentecostals of Sydney.