Having a baby at home has really deepened my Christmas. Watching her and her antics and how helpless she is makes me appreciate more and more just how awesome the Christmas story is.
How is it that the Creator of the Universe not just became man but a baby? It seems almost insane! What can a baby do? He/she can’t talk, walk, sit, stand or run let alone fight….and God sent His son to conquer sin and the devil.
But it shows God’s wisdom which surpasses the wisdom of this world. It was not war or fighting that would win the battle for men’s hearts but love…..pure unconditional love….which is best expressed by a mother taking care of an infant.
She breastfeeds, baths, cleans, changes and plays with her baby without ever hearing a word of thanks or even knowing for sure what exactly is wrong with baby. Her life is completely disrupted and she has to adjust so baby is comfortable…..and this has to be done over and over again…..because baby is helpless and can do nothing.
Guess God was right after all…..at the appointed time, God sent His son, born of a woman, born under the law to redeem those who were under the law. The best gift to give out this season is the message of redemption. Tis the reason for the season!
Christus is born! Rejoice! Glory to God in the highest!
Angela Azumah Alu, Tema