Have you really ever thought about the Incarnation? I mean, have you really thought about the fact that God, the Creator of the universe, became a man and lived among us? In the religious South so many of us have heard about this story so many times that it just kind of washes over us. But let this sink in: God became a man and lived among us. That is what Christmas is. It is a celebration of God living as a man, as a full man. That man was Jesus, who was the obedient follower of God. He was the only man who never sinned, and instead of being rewarded for His obedience, He was punished on a cross. See, Jesus was punished on behalf of sinful men and women like you and me. The punishment that we deserve was applied to Him in order that the reward that He deserved might be applied to us.
I’m Jason Dees, encouraging you to think through it.