When I think about what happened at Christmas, two words come to mind… “inscrutable!” and “ineffable!”

Baby in the wombHere’s what the Bible says in Ecclesiastes 12:5 (I just read it this morning during my time of “coffee with the Lord”)…

“As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything!”

Add to that the declaration of Scripture about the creation of everything that exists (a declaration, I might add, that I believe!)… “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.”  (Hebrews 11:3)  The theological term used to describe that mystery is “ex nihilo” (God created it all “out of nothing!”)

And if that isn’t enough to blow your mind, consider this reality during this Christmas season… The “incarnation!” – God Himself, creator of the universe, entering the womb of a virgin and being born as a baby!  The news of it when it was communicated by an angel caused Mary, His mother, to exclaim, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” And the angel’s explanation?  “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born to you will be called holy – the Son of God!” (Luke 1:34-35)

Two words come to mind when I reflect on all of this… “inscrutable!” (beyond  our comprehension) and “ineffable!” (beyond our ability explain)… Oh, and one more… MIRACULOUS!  Hey, I’m not going to try to explain it!  Instead, I’m going to accept these realities as true, by faith… and WORSHIP!  Why not join me this Christmas season in worship?  I think the God behind it all would be pleased!

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