Do you ever think about the Incarnation? God incarnate, God made man, God becoming a man; do you ever think about that? I mean really think about it, God the creator of the universe became a man and lived among us.
Jesus came as response to the sinfulness of man. Jesus was the obedient follower of God the Father, he never sinned and yet instead of being rewarded for his obedience, he was punished. See Jesus took on the punishment that we deserve, in order that the reward that He deserved might be applied to us. This is what the Reformer Martin Luther called “The Great Exchange,” and what an exchange it is! So this week I want to encourage you to take a few moments to reflect on the incarnation, that God became a man to save you; and that in Jesus, even sinners like you and me can find the forgiveness and life in his wonderful name.