It had been four hundred year since He had spoken through His prophets. His people had sat for years without the form of His living words in their hearts and minds. They had been void, cracked dry from the hush. Darkness had been over the face of the deep. It ebbed and waned as fog over murky waters. It tempted to suffocate those who desperately needed to be freed from oppression.
And as a small and unassuming town slept under starry skies, one night, His lips parted, His lungs deeply breathed in Earthy air-filled with that of animals and hay, and He spoke! And it was that of a newborn’s healthy wail of life.
He had birthed the frost of the heavens and He was now being birthed by an Earthly mother who had never been with a man. The God that had measured and formed and planned and moved and created became the Creation now held in a mother’s quivering arms. The Hands that had formed the foundations of the Earth became the dimpled hands of a newborn which wrapped around a mother’s finger and her heart. The Face that had looked upon His creation and said in response “It is good” became the face of a soft and wrinkly newborn.
He was the Word and He had been there since the beginning of time and He was God.
But why had He come? Come now? What did that cry of a Divine Baby mean to us, His people, His chosen ones, His creation? It meant freedom from oppression! It meant hope!
That one silent night, chosen from millions at the beginning of time, had been broken by the cry of one Divine Baby. And our cry for help had been answered!
When I saw him, I fell at His feet as though dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades…” Revelations 1:17
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life – the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us – that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too many have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. 1 John 1:1-3