At the heart of the Christmas story is a mystery.

The incarnation.

God becoming man.

Jesus. God in the flesh. Skin and bones.

The tiny, wrinkled, new-born. Remnants of embryonic fluid and blood smearing his hair. Crying. Wailing. God.

And John explains more about this baby.

“Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made” (John 1:3).

There in the manger lay the creator of the universe.

I won’t try and explain it. I can’t explain it.

Through faith, in awe, I accept it.

Incarnation. Beautiful. Mystery.

Written by Simon Lang

Follower of Jesus, husband, father, pastor of Neighbourhood Church Beckenham (a growing bunch of imperfect and ordinary people, who love God, want to get to know him better, and are seeking to be the people that God has made them to be), and part of the team at Insight for Living UK.

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