In the pages of Scripture we read of one of the grandest truths, that God reveals Himself to humanity. Perhaps this is one of the most profound blessings of grace we can all to quickly glance over. He is not obligated to allow us to know Him in any way, yet the heavens shine forth His praise and the Word of God testifies to who He is, allowing us to know Him by the power of His Spirit through Christ. We know that the greatest spectacles of creation testify to something greater than merely their own existence. They put within us a yearning after the Creator, a longing to behold the fullness of His glory. Especially as Christians, we see the natural beauty of the world and it delights our souls that He would make it this way.
Similarly, we are also against the abdication of responsibility. Christians have rightly been addressing the problems with men jumping ship and fleeing their duties instead of shouldering them well to His praise. Many homes are shattered, communities lack Christian influence, and churches have a leadership gap because men have tossed aside their responsibilities. Therefore, as Christ-followers we have called on men to pick up the mantle by His grace and run well knowing God is with them. There is a fine line between abdication and overreach which takes the power of wisdom to discern. For government officials to steal from the people is overreach, but for them to fail to punish the thief is abdication. It is the Word of God that serves as our light to see this matter clearly.
Lord . . . Savior . . . Redeemer . . . Friend, these are the titles given to the Christ, the Son of the living God. He was born to accomplish the promises made to Abraham inheriting the throne of His father David. The earth He walked was made by His hands, the tree He hung on grew by His power, and the men who crucified Him given breath by His permission. Christ the King entered this world by the miracle of the virgin birth. In His life and death, we see the perfect humility of His spotless character. Our God truly became man and sacrificed Himself for us. Never laying down His divinity, yet He knows everything we suffer in this life only in Him was no sin. The mystery of Christmas is the wonder of the incarnation.