But you, Bethlehem, David’s country,
the runt of the litter—
From you will come the leader
who will shepherd-rule Israel.
He’ll be no upstart, no pretender.
His family tree is ancient and distinguished.
1 TIMOTHY 3:16 (CEV)
Here is the great mystery of our religion:
Christ came as a human.
The Spirit proved
that he pleased God,
and he was seen by angels.
Christ was preached
to the nations.
People in this world
put their faith in him,
and he was taken up to glory.
The coming of Christ the Savior, as unconventional as it was from a human perspective, set us on a fresh trajectory.
In your mind does the mystery surrounding Christ add credibility to his message or detract from it?
Almighty God, it is beyond comprehension that you would become one of us. I'm sorry that I still struggle to wrap my mind around how this could be. Help me to embrace the mystery of who you are and how you do things. I know that through the coming of Jesus the Christ into the world you've set things on a new trajectory and I'm trusting him so I can go with your flow. Amen.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name, your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.