Last Christmas held special meaning to our family. Not only was it the first time to have most of our new blended family together, but we had a little baby that was a miracle of life. Two month's prior, little Roman had been born blue. My daughter had a rough delivery and watched for two minutes as they worked and prayed for her little one to receive breath. And God heard! As I held that two month old at Christmas, I kept thinking of the birth of our Savior.
"And the Word was made flesh......"
God. The Creator. The One that spoke and worlds were made. The Uncreated One. He named the stars. He holds the universe together. He spins galaxies around. He has always existed. Everything exists because of Him. He can hold EVERYTHING in the palm of His hand.
Just let your mind stay there for a moment. Picture the universe. Even though what is out there is far from what our human mind can comprehend, we have NASA telescopes, such as the Hubble, that allows us to glimpse into the world of space and time.
What beauty! And He created it all with His breath! He speaks and it becomes. And HE CAME!
And HE BECAME!! He changed His own form and became one of us. Human. Growing inside a woman. This Creator who had formed everything in existence, who is Spirit and not flesh, became flesh.
The God who formed galaxies formed me in my mother's womb. Every detail He planed out and formed. The One who details stars detailed my very being. And HE CAME! He chose to come! He chose. The amazing Being that created all things chose to change Himself. He chose to BECOME embryo. A fetus. No one created the Creator. He always was. Time was never without Him.
This weekend while running around town, I sat in a parking lot and wept as this realization hit me. And yet I am still trying to grasp the magnitude of this truth. He who is so big that He breathes and worlds formed, changed His entire being into a small, minute embryo, grew to fetus, baby, man. And all for me. And you.
As I look at this sonogram picture of our grandson which had been taken not too long before his birth, I try to grasp the truth again. I try to picture this magnificent, heavenly God who is big enough to look out across the universe and galaxies, who creates worlds and stars with breath, chose to change His entire status and become human.........FOR ME!! Such love!! And that is the true peace and joy of this season.......HE BECAME!!
And that is the true peace and joy of this season.......HE BECAME!!