The Incarnation – the pivotal moment in history upon which our calendar turns. It is not the cross but the manger that changes BC to AD.
The Incarnation has been described as the greatest of all God’s miracles. I disagree.
The Incarnation is not the greatest of all miracles because it is an order of magnitude above any mere miracle.
A miracle occurs when God does that which is physically impossible – parting the sea or bringing the dead to life.
The Incarnation is not physically impossible. It is ontologically impossible. God did not do something impossible; He became something impossible – a man.
The Son emptied Himself and took “the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.”
In the Incarnation the infinite became finite, the omnipotent became helpless, the eternal was born. When God’s glory was cloaked in human flesh, the King became a peasant, and the Lord became a servant. And the angels worshipped.
And so should we.