Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, God Incarnate Deity. We celebrate it on December 25th, not because it is his real birthday. We celebrate it today the same way the British celebrate the Queen’s birthday in June and Mother’s Day is in May. It’s a good day to do it. Why our ancestors picked the dead of winter, I don’t know. If you don’t like the dead of winter, move to Sidney. It is summer there. They even got the year wrong. Jesus was some between four to six years old in the year one.
But since then no one associated with western or modern civilization has been able to avoid the question of who is Jesus? And what does the incarnation mean? Even atheists deal with the question by denying the existence of the supernatural.
What does God Incarnate Deity mean? Why does God apparently care so much for a funny species on a small planet? Just some thoughts from our ancestors:
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness …” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?
You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.
For we are God’s masterpiece, He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
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