The Word Became Flesh
The Christmas season is the perfect time to consider the miraculous virgin birth of Jesus. However, the truth about His birth sometimes gets lost in our Christmas traditions. In Mark 7:13, Jesus warns against:
Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
To answer the first question, it was a man—a physical human being—who had been given authority on the earth by God. Therefore, it was necessary for a man with a physical body to take back that authority.
However, once He had given that authority to man, He could not leave him out of the equation. The last Adam, Jesus, would still have to be spoken into existence by God, but He would have to speak through man. God was no longer in direct control, and a man would have to become the voice of His words. Psalm 115:16 explains:
The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
- Luke 1:34-35
So this Christmas, I hope you’ll take time to step back from some of the traditions that don’t really have anything to do with the miracle of Jesus’ birth and take time to ponder the power of God’s Word becoming flesh. Miracles are waiting for you when you begin to understand the miracle of Jesus’ birth.