The moment when the virgin Mary conceived, He who was larger than the universe became an embryo inside a human womb. The omnipotent, in one instant, made Himself breakable. He who sustained the world with a word chose to become dependent upon the nourishment of a young woman. God had come near.
Then, at His birth, He came, not as a flash of light or as an unapproachable conqueror, but as one whose first cries were heard by a peasant girl. And when Joseph picked Him up, the hands that first held Him were unmanicured, calloused, and weathered. No silk, no ivory, no hype, no party! In fact, were it not for the shepherds, and later the wise men, there would have been no gifts. But one thing was for sure: While completely divine, He was also completely human! It all happened in a moment. The Word became flesh! In becoming a man, God made it possible for man to see God for the very first time ever!
But there will be another remarkable moment, too, when the world will see another instantaneous transformation as Christ followers “will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye” [I Corinthians 15:51-52]. The first remarkable moment went unnoticed by the world, but the second remarkable moment will be open, visible, and clear for all to see.
Devotedly your pastor,