by Macy Johnson
“And she gave birth to her firstborn, a
son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no
room for them in the inn.”
(Luke 2:7 NIV)
Christmas Eve I pondered the astonishing fact that the Creator would become the
created. Why would He do this? Max Lucado wrote, “If God was willing to wrap
himself in rags and drink from a mother’s breast, then all questions about his
love for you are off the table.” He was motivated by love for us.
Howard at Watson Mill Bridge State Park in Georgia. It was the week before we
were scheduled to camp at one of their sites. We parked, got out of our car,
and scoped the layout of the campsite we had chosen.
up to us with a blower and pack strapped to his back, slightly bent over with
the weight, and grinning from ear to ear. He had sold their 6,000 sq ft house
in Virginia to buy a motor home in order to become a campground host. As we got
in our car to head home I asked Jeff, “What would cause a prosperous man to
sell pretty much everything and camp year-round?”
heaven to live with us and reveal the Father’s unimaginable love for us. Hymn-writer
Emily E. S. Elliott wrote, “Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly crown
when Thou camest to earth for me.”
never fully understand the love of God, although I see glimpses in those He
places around me. Whenever I consider the eternal Creator and the revelations
of Himself, I am overcome with awe.
praise God for revealing His love for us to us in the form of Jesus, a helpless
baby in the manger. I hope you will, too!