Wonderful

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One of my favorite Christmas Scriptures is found in Isaiah 9:6.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

As I was praying yesterday I began to think about God coming down to earth in the form of baby.  The incarnation of God is truly a wonderful thing!  I recalled many years ago, one of my instructors in Bible college teaching about it.  In essence, he said that it’s hard for us to really understand just how much God limited Himself when He came to earth in the form of a man.  To give you an idea of what it might have been like, imagine yourself being born as a dog.  Think of all the limitations you would have as a dog, compared to being human!  There would be so much you want to say, but you can’t, because you’re a dog!  If you tried to act fully human, while being in the body of a dog, the other dogs really would not be able to understand you and relate to you.  I’m so thankful that God chose to come to earth in a form that we could understand.  He came as one of us!  The Creator of the universe, chose to come as one of His creations.  The Bible says of Jesus in Hebrews 4:15 :

Heb 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

Jesus understands our weakness as humans, because He was tempted just like we are.  That little baby of Bethlehem grew up, lived a sinless life and became the perfect sacrifice for our sins on Calvary!  It is through Jesus that we can live victorious lives and be overcomers.  Wonderful – full of wonder- It is a title that suits our God so well!

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3 thoughts on “Wonderful

  1. Hi Carol, What great insight to use the body of a dog to show us how God limited Himself by becoming human. I’ve always loved Emmanuel, God with us, as a name for Jesus. How wonderful that God limited Himself for our salvation. How full of wonder that God became Emmanuel!

  2. Thank you, Carol. This post makes one aware once again how intimately & completely God loves us. How grateful I am for Jesus.

    Blessings & best wishes!

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