The Grand Miracle

“Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign: the virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel, God with us.”
Isaiah 7:14

The Christmas story is FULL of miracles and is what C.S. Lewis referred to as the “Grand Miracle.”  Have you ever paused to really think about just what Jesus coming into the world meant on a practical sense?

“The Eternal Being, who knows everything and who created the whole universe, became not only a man but (before that) a baby, and before that a fetus inside a Woman’s body.  If you want to get the hang of it, think how you would like to become a slug or a crab.”
-C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Have you ever thought about it that way?  Our loving and powerful God “made himself nothing” and came to us in human form. (Phil 2:6-7)  He left the perfection of the heavenlies and humbled himself by coming to us in the form of a little baby.  Rarely do I let that little truth sink in, because it’s hard to even imagine.  But oh, what a powerful gift!  

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. 
John 1:14
 Thank you Jesus, for loving us so much that you came to earth and made your dwelling among us.  We are forever changed by the gift of your birth.