The baby born in that humble manger over 2000 years ago, was not simply a good man, a great prophet or a son of God.
Jesus is God.
Evidences of His deity are splattered all over the pages of scriptures.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” John 1:1-3
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us..”John 1:14
For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily..” Colossians 2:9
“And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power.” Hebrews 1:3
Jesus, the Creator left heaven to come to earth and become like us, to ultimately give His perfect life, to pay the penalty due for our sins.
Jesus became fully man while remaining fully God.
Meekness and Majesty, manhood and Deity, all wrapped together in the best gift any of us could ever ever receive.
For me personally tonight, when considering the greatness of our God and Savior, this passage comes to mind:
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:15-17
Today, the invisible God, visibly showed His hand at work in my life.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and I must concur.
As the doctor handed me the images of my PET scan taken Friday, some things were missing when compared to my previous scan in Oct.
Where, I had 3 cancerous lymph nodes before, 2 “cannot be seen” and the remaining one has reduced in size.
The primary cancerous tumor in my lung, has gone from roughly 3 by 6 centimeters, down to approximately 2 by 2 cm.
The nurse said they were all jumping up and down in the back room and want to use me for a case study, as this is pretty significant change in a short period of tome.
When I told my son Chris that, he said, “Yeah, a case study in PRAYER!!”
I see prayer as a great act of love and sacrifice and I am forever humbled and grateful for every single one uttered on my behalf.
I am also thankful for the medicine that has been used in this process.
BUT no prayer and no medicine, would ever have any effect were it not for the God who is Lord over every atom and every cell, as He holds all things together by His Mighty Power.
All Glory and Honor and praise to HIM, as I find myself this Christmas week rejoicing like the angels did that very first Christmas.... in awe at His appearing.
“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” Luke 2:14
May He be glorified in all things in our lives, as we receive the wonders of His great love for us each and every day, in every circumstance. He is faithful.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Eph. 3:20-21