The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. —John 1:14

Think about it. God became fully human.

He swam, ate, drank, took care of animals, played with friends as a child, was tempted, cared about others. The list goes on for miles all the things that he did that we can relate to as humans.

But think what would happen if that was all he did, become human, lived among us. He would go down in history as one of the great people to live on the earth. Probably share status with Mother Theresa, Gandhi, Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. A highly respected person in History and that would be about it.

He would lose the authority to overcome death. In fact, he would die, decay in the tomb and have his bones thrown in with the bones of his ancestors. The disciples would have disbanded, shocked that they had followed yet another false Messiah, from of all places Nazareth. A town known to be rebellious in the time between the Old and New Testaments.

There would be no miracles, no healing, no water walking. The elements of communion would not have the meaning that they have today. Basically Christianity would not exist in the way that it does today.

Switch gears. God was also fully divine. Think on that for a moment.

Christ had the full power of God. He could cast out demons, walk on water, heal the sick and lame, calm the storm, resist temptation.

Now what if Jesus came only as God.

He would have all the power over creation and death, but would lose his ability to relate to humans. He wouldn’t be able to save us from our sins because he had no understanding of what those were.

 

Fully God, yet Fully Human.

It had to be that way.

Fully human to relate to us, Fully God to overcome death and save us from our sins.

 

No matter what you have been through, know that Christ can relate with it. Bring your troubles to Him, Give it to him to take care of and trust that he will resolve it in a way that will glorify Him

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