A FASCINATING FACT
Do you know what is a fascinating fact? The mysterious truth that God, our Creator, stooped down in the form of a baby to become human. Yet, even though He was human, He was still God. Jesus, the baby in the manger was also present at creation as the second person of our triune God. Later He would affirm this as He spoke with some of the people in the temple who had not believed Him. Here’s a small part of that conversation from John 8:
Are you greater than our father Abraham who died? And the prophets died. Who do you claim to be?”
“If I glorify myself,” Jesus answered, “my glory is nothing. My Father—about whom you say, ‘He is our God’—he is the one who glorifies me. You do not know him, but I know him. If I were to say I don’t know him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know him, and I keep his word. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; he saw it and was glad.”
The Jews replied, “You aren’t fifty years old yet, and you’ve seen Abraham?”
Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, before Abraham was, I am.”(John 8:53-58)
Did you see that? Jesus said that He was before Abraham, who had lived many years before. It’s a similar answer to what God gave Moses at the burning bush. You can read the whole account in Exodus 3. Here’s what God said:
God replied to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you.”(Exodus 3:14)
ANOTHER MYSTERIOUS TRUTH
In Isaiah 9:6, we read about Jesus long before His incarnation. It was the promise of redemption and freedom. In Isaiah 53, we read more about Him and how He will bear our griefs and carry our sorrows, that by His stripes we are healed. He did just that when He died on the cross, was buried and rose triumphantly a few days later. Jesus accomplished our redemption. Paul summed it up in 1 Corinthians 15.
For I passed on to you as most important what I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve. Then he appeared to over five hundred brothers and sisters at one time; most of them are still alive, but some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.(1 Corinthians 15:3-8)
It is a fascinating fact that to all who believe, God, through the work of Jesus, has made us His children.
A SONG ABOUT THESE FASCINATING FACTS
There is a song by Michael Card that comes to mind, and it is one of my favorites. It’s called To the Mystery and illustrates these truths. Here is one of the stanzas along with the chorus:
No fiction as fantastic and wild
A mother made by her own child
The hopeless babe who cried
Was God Incarnate and man deified
Oh, that is the mystery
More than you can see
Give up on your pondering
And fall down on your knees
It’s a beautiful song sharing truth from the Bible and challenging us to fall down before Him in worship for all that He has done for us. I encourage you to listen to the words and let them sink in. You will surely be blessed and encouraged.
What a fascinating fact to know that our creator stooped to earth to become like us so that we could be redeemed and made new!
This is Day 3 of #write28days. Prompt is the word fascinating.
I’m linking up at: #Let’sHaveCoffee, #TellHisStory
8 thoughts on “A Fascinating Fact: Mysterious Truth”
That the Son of God became man is truly fascinating, empowering and life changing! The depth of God’s love is always mind boggling!
Yes, it really is life-changing! Michael Card also has a song with the line “He cannot love more and will not love less…” That’s the Father’s love for us. Blessings to you, Corinne! xo
“What a fascinating fact to know that our creator stooped to earth to become like us so that we could be redeemed and made new!” Our Creator stooping is something that has amazed me for years. How can we not fall down on our knees and worship! Thank you for sharing the song as I had not heard it before.
Yes, it is such an amazing fact that He did that and loved us enough to do it. Yes, we must fall down on our knees and worship! Amen. Mike has a lot of thought provoking songs full of scripture truths. That’s one thing we liked about him, because His songs point you to God and His word. Blessings to you, Joanne! xo
A true mystery that our great God would humble Himself to become a man! I love your Haiku and beautiful sharing here dear Gayl.
Yes, a mystery we just can’t really understand, but He did it and loves us so much! Glad you like the haiku. Blessings and love to you, dear Bettie! xoxo
A friend of mine who is a Muslim, once asked me about Jesus, finding it beyond comprehension that a Holy God would become human flesh. And it is too!! I told her- yes, He is beyond our comprehension!
And I shared with her what a gift it is to us all that He did humble Himself in that way and how because of that we have a God who is so full of compassion for us in our weakness because He
walked in human skin Himself, experiencing our every weakness to now meet us in it and perfect His power there.
I have heard stories of Muslims crying out to Allah in their deep pain and sorrow and Jesus answering them with dreams and visions and lifting away their burdens. May we see more and more of that.
Anna, I have heard stories like that, too. May the Holy Spirit help more and more people to see the truth of who Jesus is, that they will find the peace that only He can give. I’m glad you had a chance to share with your Muslim friend. There is no other God like our God, who took upon flesh and fully identify with us so that He could redeem us. Not only that, but He understands all our pain and sorrow and feels it, too. Blessings and love to you, dear Anna! xoxo