Potter to Clay

3 … concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh .…

Usually we think of the greatest mystery of our faith as being the Trinity, the Godhead, Three in One: that God is three Persons, yet only One Being.  But to me, the Incarnation is no less a mystery.  How could infinite God take on finite flesh?  And not just any flesh, but a baby — no, a fetus — no, an embryo — no, a zygote!  How could the One who created DNA, suddenly be in a womb wrapped up in it?  How could Omnipotence wrap itself in frailty, omniscience in learning, omnipresence in a uterus?  

How could The Potter become the clay?

I don’t know, but I’m so glad He did!  I’m so glad He knows and understands our frailty, our slowness of learning, our limited frame.  I’m so glad He became one of us, so that we might become one with Him — which is another great mystery.  How could the Spirit of God make a child of God and then live within that person?  Again, I don’t know, but I’m so glad He did!

Thank you, Lord, for becoming a person of flesh, to live on this earth, so that Your very Spirit might come and live in us now and then forever on a new earth.  Help us This Day to do better in walking this earth, being full of Your Spirit and obedient to You who walks with us, guides us, and instructs us in Your Ways.  Amen.