And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John1:14
Ever have to do a task that was below your pay grade? Did you do it willingly or did your grumble and complain making sure everyone knew how put out you were? I think most of us would complain, maybe not a lot but we would not be happy. Yet, the God of the universe, the Alpha and Omega took on human form and came down to live amongst us.
God who wanted for nothing put aside His powers to experience life as a human. No, Jesus was still fully God just as He was fully human, He chose not to utilize His powers but to experience life as we do. As a baby Jesus was as helpless as any other baby. He cried, ate and did all things all babies do. As He grew Jesus scrapped His knees, laughed and played like children do. As a young man He got calluses on His hands as He worked as a carpenter. He got hungry, tired, angry, and thirsty. I imagine His feet got sore after a long walk. He would sweat in the summer and get cold in the winter.
He experienced all these things not because He had to but because He wanted to. He experienced these things because He loved us. He loved us so much that He not only went through an earthly life as a man but went to a cruel and painful death on the cross. There is no love greater.
When things get hard, I can turn to a God that knows what I am going through because He went through the same things and so much more than I ever will. So when you finish opening your gifts this Christmas remember Immanuel, God with us.
Have a blessed day and a Merry Christmas,