Recently I’ve been obsessed with a certain word. It’s more of a name actually…
It’s a pretty sounding word, yes.
But it also means something special. Something that is immensely thrilling and baffling all at the same time.
God with us.
I don’t understand it. Why would God, King of Kings, send His only Son down to this ugly broken traitorous world? As a Baby? To live a life as a human? And then die a horrible death on the cross?
I don’t understand it. But I believe it has something to do with love. A crazy, deep love that we can’t even begin to imagine. A Love so real that our Creator would choose to also be our Savior.
He came as a tiny, helpless Baby and was born in a stinky barn to a ordinary girl, with only shepherds for the announcement and celebration.
That’s huge. End of my post. 😀
But then He didn’t stop there.
He actually literally stuck around as a carpenter’s son for 30 or so years. Wow.
But still His love didn’t stop there.
He healed the sick, made the lame to leap, the blind to see, and did all sorts of wonderful things for measly unthankful temporary earthens, even when they didn’t recognize Him for Who He is.
Still He didn’t stop there.
He loves us SO terribly much, He went all the way to the cross. And died to save us.
And still His love didn’t stop there.
Even after all that He had done and gone through for undeserving little us. Even with God’s Son paying the ultimate price for our sins once and for all. Even though that’s where the story really could have ended… He wouldn’t let it.
His love is so mighty, so… miraculous, Emmanuel rose from the dead so that someday we can live with Him!
God with us.
I don’t understand why anyone would love me this much, there really is no reason. But God is good, SO ridiculously good, y’all, that He loves me anyway, deeply intensly and unconditionally.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16, nkjv)
As you’re celebrating the birth of Baby Jesus, don’t forget what a miracle the words “God with us” truly is. Merry Christmas, all!! ~Anna