Christ, the CHILD

See that "babe" carried in His mother's arms. Can you look at Him and not be reminded of the Prophet's joy, who seven hundred years before the incarnation, sang of that wonderful event. "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end!" (Isaiah 9:6-7)

Remember what was written of the shepherds, that "they came with haste and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe, lying in a manger." It was a mystery of mercy that God should become man, that "the Ancient of days" should become an infant of a span long; and yet for us, and for our salvation — this actually took place! God in all the might of His majesty, and man in all the weakness of His humility — becomes united and constituted one person. That we may know Him; as our Redeemer, and may enjoy Him. He passed through all the states of infancy, youth, and manhood — to be a Savior!

To us a child is born from Heaven,
To us the Son of God is given;
The government of worlds He made,
Upon His shoulder shall be laid!


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