As I mentioned the other night, I read the Christmas story a few times the other night while being the narrator for Covenant School’s Live Nativity. As I read the story aloud, trying to speak slowly and carefully so as to articulate the meaning of the words appropriately, I was struck afresh by the amazing fact that God became man, but not just that, he became a baby! A helpless human baby.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before, but I have started listening to Christian radio again. Okay all you haters of Christian radio, I know all your reasons, but I have to say that it has really helped with some attitude issues I had identified in myself. But that is for another post. The reason I mention this is that there are quite a few songs that really emphasize, at this time of year, the infant Jesus, and, as I mentioned above, his helplessness.
As I’ve heard these lyrics, it has made me think about my 3 month old grandson and how very helpless he is. I remember seeing and holding him the morning he was born. Jesus was helpless like that. By choice.
He left heaven to become that helpless baby.
Because that’s how much God loves us.