17 Dec Becoming Man
The divine and supernatural concept of God becoming man blows my mind- and I hope it blows yours, too… that it never becomes so familiar to you and me that we lose sight of the explosive reality of the incarnation of God. The following brilliant story captures it perfectly, as shared by Chuck Swindoll:
“Radio commentator Paul Harvey once told a story about a farmer who was a religious skeptic. One cold winter night, the farmer heard a thumping sound at his window. He went to the window and watched a small group of sparrows beat themselves against the glass, attracted to the warmth inside.
Touched, the farmer bundled up and opened the barn for the struggling birds. He turned on the lights, tossed some hay in a corner, and sprinkled a few crackers nearby to lure them inside. But the sparrows hid in the darkness, afraid of him. He tried circling behind the birds to drive them toward the barn. Finally, he retreated to his house to see if they’d flutter into the barn on their own. Nothing worked. He, a huge, alien creature, had terrified them. The birds couldn’t understand that he actually desired to help them.
As he continued to watch the doomed sparrows, a thought hit him: If only I could become a bird—one of them—just for a moment. Then I wouldn’t frighten them. I could lead them to warmth and safety. At the same moment, another thought dawned on the farmer: He had grasped the concept of the Incarnation.”
And God became one of us in Jesus Christ so that we would know exactly what He, The Almighty, is like— His love, His kindness, His mercy, His power and His friendship in our Savior Jesus.
I love y’all!