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The Word When He Became Flesh (2 of 3)
Series: The Word Became Flesh
1. THE MOMENT OF THE WORD BECOMING FLESH
a) A Prophetic Moment
b) A Perfect Moment
c) A Precise Moment
2. THE MIRACLE OF THE WORD BECOMING FLESH
a) A Virgin Birth
b) A Vital Birth
3. THE MOTIVE OF THE WORD BECOMING FLESH
a) He Became One with Us
b) He Became One for Us
In Max Lucado's book God Came Near, he has a chapter entitled, "Twenty-five Questions for Mary." Let me share with you a few of those questions:
? What was it like watching Him pray?
? When He saw a rainbow, did He ever mention a flood?
? Did you ever feel awkward teaching Him how He created the world?
? When He saw a lamb led to the slaughter, did He act differently?
? How did He act at funerals?
? Did the thought ever occur to you that the God to whom you were praying was asleep under your own roof?
? Did you ever accidentally call Him Father?
Imagine that night. A young teenager by the name of Mary has just given birth to her firstborn son. She looks in the face of her baby--yea, in the face of her Savior, her Lord, her God! She can't take her eyes off Him. For nine months she had carried Him in her womb. He was her baby, yet He was much more. As she holds Him she remembers the words of Gabriel, "He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David: And He shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of His kingdom there shall be no end" (Luke 1:32-33). He looks like any other baby, yet, He was not any other baby. He was Emmanuel, God in the flesh.
It is almost hard to conceive, God as a fetus! Holiness sleeping in a womb! The Creator being created! However, that is what happened. The Word became flesh! The more I think about the Word becoming flesh the more I am amazed. The Word in eternity past was with God. The Word was God! Yet, He became man!
Christmas is about the Word becomin ...
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