God could only solve the sin’s separation by reaching across time, space, and the eternal divide from the Holiness that was His identity and making a path for us. What is more, that path could not require our changing one bit. Sadly, as people, we are simply incapable of making such a change. Sin has so imprinted itself to us that we can only live subject to sin. But, on that amazing day, a child that could and would reach across the divide and make a way for us was born.
Jesus got no special deal. He did not live a sheltered life. He was not exalted or placed on a pedestal; instead, He was raised simply. He traveled among normal folks. He expected little, he served to the end, He sacrificed everything all in the name of love for us, Christmas is a celebration of Jesus’ and the Father’s first sacrifice. Those sacrifices continued until the ultimate sacrifice of His death.
It is simply impossible to embrace the depth of what Jesus gave up for us. The God that spoke the universe into being became one sole person, on one planet, hovering meekly around one star in a galaxy of millions. He who holds the stars in the palm of his hand looked to the sun for light, heat, and life. Still, at the end of the day, Christ was exalted to the highest place and given a name that is above every name. As the shepherds looked upon Jesus, they had no idea they looked at the face of Almighty God.
4-5 “But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.”
Isaiah 96 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Romans 58 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Luke 210 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.