Jesus the Baby

Yesterday, he was the creator of the world, including the people who inhabit it. Today, he’s a baby lying in a makeshift crib in a cowshed. Is that not mind boggling. One moment, God, the next, newborn infant. Why would the creator become a baby? It is important for the Christian to know the reason.

It was God’s intention to save us from the beginning. He announced to Eve that a human being would be the end of Satan. It couldn’t be any human because all humans were subject to sin. Question, who was without sin? Answer, God. So God left the glory of heaven and came to be a man. Not just a man but a baby. His identification with the human race started at the beginning, in a womb.

John 1:14-15 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. NASU

So, there we have it. God became human, lived as a human, even though the was the son of God. Wow!

Galatians 4:4-5

But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, 5 so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. NASU

Jesus could not come full grown and accomplish what God had in mind. He had to be born of a woman under the Mosaic law. The story of redemption for man left no stone unturned. He was born of a woman to prove that God became flesh. He was a baby to show that he dwelt among us and knew what it was like to live under the law as others did.

Read this passage from Hebrews carefully.

Hebrews 2:14-18
Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. 16 For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham. 17 Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted. NASU



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