Dec

24

2012

Justin Taylor|12:00 am CT

God Became Man: Do You Believe This?

Infinite and yet an infant.
Eternal and yet born of a woman.
Almighty, and yet nursing at a woman’s breast.
Supporting a universe, and yet needing to be carried in a mother’s arms.
Heir of all things, and yet the carpenter’s despised son.

—Charles Haddon Spurgeon

That man should be made in God’s image is a wonder,
but that God should be made in man’s image is a greater wonder.
That the Ancient of Days would be born.
That He who thunders in the heavens should cry in the cradle?

—Thomas Watson

Man’s Maker was made man
that the Bread might be hungry,
the Fountain thirst,
the Light sleep,
the Way be tired from the journey;
that Strength might be made weak,
that Life might die.

—Augustine

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,
and we have seen his glory,
glory as of the only Son from the Father,
full of grace and truth.”
(John 1:14)

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  2. Yes, because it is true, praise God, otherwise there would be no hope

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  5. The staggering beauty and love of the incarnation borders on the incomprehensible. What a wonderful Savior we serve!

  6. These are staggering thoughts indeed! Even more when you push through to why he came. The Fathers had some brilliant stuff on the Incarnation aiming at the passion:

    Athanasius–

    The Logos, who in himself could not die, accepted a body capable of death, so as to sacrifice it as his own for all.

    The passionless Logos bore a body in himself…so as to take upon himself what is ours and offer it in sacrifice…so that the whole man might obtain salvation.

    Gregory of Nyssa—

    If one examines this mystery, one will prefer to say, not that his death was a consequence of his birth, but that the birth was undertaken so that he could die.

    http://derekzrishmawy.com/2012/12/23/the-crib-leads-to-the-cross-or-the-fathers-on-the-incarnation-and-passion/

  7. But of course. He has come, and everything is changed, one way or the other.

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