We hear it all of the time. Jesus humbled Himself enough to come into the world as a baby.
But wow… I don’t think I ever got it like I have this year. Maybe it’s because babies are on my brain so much. Caroline isn’t two yet & is a baby in her own right, and our thoughts are always on a tiny little soul in Uganda whom we already love. I am very aware of the fragility of this little baby whom we can’t yet hold. Maybe his/her helplessness is highlighted in my mind by the fact that we are powerless to help our second child until we are finally together.
But when you think of the BIGNESS of God… how we can’t even fathom the universe, yet He is the God of it and many more… and how He knows the smallness of a fetus’s heart beating, and creates the tiniest molecules and holds them together… I don’t know. I just think, how did You have time for us? This huge place we call Earth is less than a speck of dust given the size of all that we know exists… so what are we on this little speck? And why would You, our God, choose to become so small? Why would You want to dwell among us? Especially when You knew we would ignore You, deny You, hate You. But still, You were pleased to be called “Emmanuel — God with us.”
Please, God… make us aware of the incredible love You showered down by being willing to be born as a baby. A despicable creature known as a human. All to redeem us — to pay the ransom which bought us from sin, which had kidnapped us from You. Thank You that you would be so small.