God The Holy Fetus
Posted by Luther D. Powell on December 13, 2012
Weird title, huh? It’s a bizarre thought, it might even make some people uncomfortable, but I feel that it’s a point that many Christians allow to slip their minds. I personally hadn’t thought of it until recently, in the middle of a Bible study/Christmas dinner with friends.
To Christ followers, when you think of Christmas, what comes to mind first? The birth of Jesus? Bright stars, wise men and gifts? Decorated trees? Snow? Santa and reindeer? Krampus, even??? Well, if you think of baby Jesus in a manger out in the middle of nowhere, that’s definitely a good thing to realize. In other words, it’s good to grasp the knowledge of God’s humbleness and peace in entering the world He created. He didn’t explode from the sky with guns blazing, screaming, “ALL RIGHT. You guys messed up, and I’m here to fix it, so LISTEN UP.” Rather, He was born as one of us, grew with us and walked with us, to say, “I’m your friend and I love you, so let me tell you how this really works.” Still, I doubt people often consider the fact that, before God was baby Jesus, God was a Holy Fetus.
Think about it! Not only did God come to Earth in a barn filled with dirty animals and put Himself through natural childbirth. This also means God –the Creator and Sustainer of all that is, was and ever will be; the King of Kings and Lord of Lords; the Alpha and Omega; the BIG CHEESE- sat in the womb of a human being for nine months, becoming that which He usually created from His throne in Heaven. He created and embodied at the same time. He patiently formed Himself inside one of the flawed creatures He was coming to the world to save! The Eternal Father took nourishment from a mortal and entrusted her with the task of carrying Him in her body until the night He would be born from her into an animal’s FEEDING TROUGH.
In the words of my local church pastor (you’re awesome, Pastor Kevin!), “GOD. BECAME. MEAT.”
I didn’t have a whole lot to say about this topic just because, it is what it is. I have a hard enough time just wrapping my head around it, much more coming up with a lot to say about it! I just wanted to share these thoughts with you readers as the holiday approaches. And with that, I say cheers and God bless!
Luther D. Powell
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