If you’re God, then becoming a human is quite messy, and a bit limiting.
Think about it: The One who formed the stars became an embryo growing inside a young woman’s womb. God steps out of a timeless eternity and becomes captive to minutes and seconds – measured by his heartbeats.
Jesus steps back from the beauty and joy of an intimate relationship with God in heaven and learns how to be lonely and hungry, how to endure pain.
‘The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighbourhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes’ (John 1v14)
Jesus entered and still enters our human mess, our pain, our hunger, our loneliness.
Will you find him there this Christmas? Could others find Jesus through you in those places?