Originally Posted by Mike Young December 2005
The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God’. Luke 1:35-36
I have a friend, Kenny, who is a serious student of apologetics (defending Christianity). When I am with him I always learn new things about Christianity. He illuminates concepts in God’s word that my eyes don’t readily see. He sharpens me. During one of our typical breakfast meetings we were talking about a variety of topics and he made a statement that generally went like this…
The parts of Christianity that are most difficult to grasp, explain or comprehend are those times in which “Divinity touches humanity”.
These are topics which men have debated and discussed for centuries. He listed off several…
- The creation of man.
- The incarnation of Christ.
- The miracles of scripture.
- Paul’s radical conversion to Christianity.
As I have thought about the Christmas story this week, this phrase, “Divinity touches humanity” has entered my mind frequently. I like to say it… “Divinity touches humanity”. The statement itself makes one stop and think. Sometimes our minds enjoy the challenge of pondering the inexplicable. Many debate the authenticity of the virgin birth, the simultaneous humanity and deity of Christ and other issues. I am not adequately gifted to address those issues in this forum.
However, I want to challenge you to ponder this phrase over the next several days…. “Divinity touches humanity”; when God touches man. The tangible results of God touching man can not be denied nor fully explained. Yesterday morning I spent some time reading through a couple of books I have about defending Christianity. Throughout the ages, many have denied Christianity and spoken strongly against it.
But those of us who claim the name of Christ and stand in defense of Christianity have a powerful argument that the naysayers cannot contradict. We have a personal story about Divinity touching humanity.
The power of a personal story about how God has worked in one’s life is undeniable.
Join me, during our celebration of Christmas, in setting aside some time to think about your story and ponder some questions:
- How has God touched my life?
- When have I personally seen God touch other lives?
- When and how have I been used of God to touch others?
- How can I share the joy of these experiences with others, especially my wife and children?
The miracle of Christmas is this, ‘the Word became flesh and dwelt among us’ John 1:14a.
Divinity touched Humanity.
God is eternal, constant and unchanging.
So, in this event, the unchanging God reached into the world of humanity and offered the gift that allows us to be changed eternally.
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15.
Let’s celebrate the gift of Christ vigorously!
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