Welcome to:- Nathan Stanley John

Nathan was born to us last week.  At birth he was 8 pounds and 12 ounces, and is a wonderful early Christmas present to the whole family.

Baby Nathan Sleeping

 

Baby Nathan

Personally, it brings home a fresh view of Isaiah 9:6 (the first section only).

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given…”

As I marvel at the delicate assembly of his precious being.

However, we can all share the wonderful news and excitement of God’s Son Jesus being born to all at Christmas time!

(second section)

“and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Isn’t it awesome to contemplate that we celebrate (Christmas and Easter) the times in Jesus’ incarnation, when he was content to make his physical body completely dependant and vulnerable to those around him.

As it says in Isaiah 53:7

“He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.”

To me it is clear that there is no part of the human existence that God has dismissed or considered beneath his knowledge or understanding to directly experience himself!

However, this shared humanity wasn’t without reason or purpose but as Hebrews 2:17 explains:

“For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.”

That’s why we celebrate Jesus’ (“God with us”) birth at Christmas.

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas time.

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