'Day One' Blog

The Christ Child ~ Son of God – Dec. 07

Meditation for the Soul ~

The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
~ Psalm 2:7-8 ~
And a voice came from heaven,
“You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”
~ Mark 1:11 ~

Reflection for the Mind ~

We close the first week of Advent by drawing our attention to another title given to Jesus. Sixty-seven times in the New Testament Jesus is referred to as the Son of God. The Babe in the manger was the Son of God. Our natural mind rejects such an implausibility. But an over-familiarity with the title Son of God might cause us to skip over the wondrous fact: God’s Son, a member of the Godhead, once laid in a manger as a baby boy! Selah (pause and reflect)!

Imagine being present and peering into the manger where the infant Jesus lay. And imagine declaring these words of truth as you looked upon Him: “And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life,” (1 John 5:20).

The Christ Child is non-other than the Son of God. He was begotten of the Father from eternity which means He has no beginning. He is God. He is God the Son, a distinct person from the Father and the Spirit but one in essence with them! And a few thousand years ago He lay in a manger as a helpless babe.

Response for the Heart ~

I worship you, Son of God. You are fully God… as is the Father… as is the Spirit. You convened as the Triune Being and mapped out the way You would ransom humanity. You ransomed me! My heart is overflowing with awe and wonder and gratitude! Thank you Lord! You do all things well. Thank you for the HOPE I have in You… the Promised One… the Son of God… my Redeemer and Savior!

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  • Kirk DeWitt


    I’m thankful for these chances to zoom out each day and look at the big picture of Christmas. I remember in the past doing this once or twice during the season but not every day. So thankful for new perspective…

    • Anne Barbour


      Thanks, Pastor! Yes, I felt and feel just like this... The Lord has been so clear that I don't lose the big story. The play-by-play is richer for it! I've been profoundly impacted and I pray others will be as well!

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