to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
- Isaiah 9:6
Mini philosophizing moment: The agnostic Herbert Spencer said the finite cannot penetrate the infinite, but that doesn't mean the infinite cannot penetrate the finite. I got that idea from Paul Tripp. Credit where credit is due. In fact, it makes perfect sense that the infinite could and would penetrate the finite because the very nature of infinity (if infinity could have a nature) is without boundaries.
I go down so many rabbit trails when I'm excited about something. And I am really excited this Christmas about how the infinite did indeed penetrate the finite in the form of a human baby named Jesus, also known as Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.
And Emmanuel. Because God knew how hard it was for us to get to Him, and He is everything we need. So He came to us, and He stayed with us--forever. This God of infinite qualities, infinite worth, infinite value for our lives, became finite so we could really know Him and truly dwell with Him. We now have access to God the Father like Jesus does if we are in Christ.
Can anything be more miraculous than this: that Mighty God became subject to human life and death because He wanted us? Yes, baby Jesus was cute like any other baby, and He looks great in the nativity scene, but we forget He is still Supreme, Royal, Majesty, All-Powerful God. And our Christian bookstore-style Christmas cards list all the names of God wrapped up in that holy child, yet we forget there that He also became finite--a vulnerable human life.
This is why I sometimes burst out singing. I can't contain the miracle of Christmas. Who can comprehend a miracle? What better time to sing than at Christmas, when God became flesh? Merry Christmas doesn't cut it. Beautiful Christmas comes close. May I wish you a Miraculous Christmas?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hello! I'm Faith. I'm a verbal processor who wants to love the Lord and love people with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. I write to think and think to write. I don't drink coffee. I am a dogless dog lover. I enjoy hosting large parties in my home, and I enjoy being alone. Join me in looking to Him and pursuing A Radiant Face.