What exactly took place that made
Christmas so important?
The one who strengthens us became weak
He had all the strength of thousands of armies and was victorious in every battle. No foe could stand against Him, no enemy could stop Him. No problem was too big, no trial to hard, no test too overwhelming. Nothing scared Him or made Him fear.
Jesus, who is my strength, became a baby, the weakest of all men. No strength to help Himself with any need. Only a cry could bring Him someone to provide strength in His little life. From ultimate strength to ultimate weakness, all for me.
My provider became the neediest of all
He says if I ask anything in His name, He will do it. He is the creator of all things, the supplier of food, water and air. All that I need comes from Him. Without Him, I am nothing and I would have nothing. All that I have come from Him. All peace, joy, hope, faith and love comes from Him. All good in this world comes from Him. He is the source of life.
Jesus, our provider, became the neediest of all humans, a baby who could not feed Himself, relieve His thirst by Himself, clean Himself, change His clothes. Completely dependent on everyone and everything. From provider to needy, all for me
He went from knowing all to no knowledge
He numbers the hair on my head. He knows my every need. He knows my voice and He hears me when I call. He knows my heart, my thoughts, my desires, my dreams. He knows the plans He has for me and they are good. He knows all there is to know.
Jesus, who was omniscient, became one with no knowledge. A babe in a manger. Barely learning to know His parents’. Not knowing anything around Him. Not knowing how to talk, or understand or reason. From all knowing to knowing nothing, all for me
He went from Creator to created
He was there at the beginning, the Word that went forth when God said “Let there be..”. He was the Word, and all things were made by Him. He made the stars above and names them one by one, 400 billion in our galaxy alone. He made all the animals, birds, bugs, and things in the sea. He made the earth, the seas, the rivers, the dry land and the mountains. All things were made by Him and without Him nothing was made
Jesus who was the creator, was now created in Mary’s womb. He had no control over this creation. He could not speak His desires into existence. He was subject to the DNA of Mary. He could not determine His hair color, or His eye color, or His height or weight. He was helpless in His own creation after creating all things. From creator to created, all for me.
He went from being King of Kings to a lowly babe.
All power, all authority, all knowledge, all wisdom was His. Undefeated for all time. All the kings of the earth are subject to Him. H controlled their destiny, the length of their reign, the people who serve them, and every battle they fight. Creator of all things. Knowledge of all things.
Jesus, King if all Kings, Lord of all Lords, humbled himself and became a man. Leaving all His kingly praise, power and strength to come and die for us. He humbled himself and became obedient to death, even the death of the cross. He withheld His power to escape this excruciating death for all of us. He humbled himself more than we can imagine. From King of Kings to Lowly babe, all for me
Jesus gave His all to pay it all so we could have it all. A divine act of humility
That’s what happened. That’s why we Celebrate Christmas.
That is His love for us.