Years ago, while the band I was in at the time was leading worship for speaker/author/radio host Dawson McAllister, he taught a truth regarding Christ’s birth that I had never heard before and it has always stuck with me. I think about it every Christmas and wanted to share it today. Dawson said . . .
“The worst case of claustrophobia in the history of the world was God entering the body of a baby.”
Now, we all know God doesn’t suffer from any phobias, but the amazing point is trying to wrap our brains around the fact that the Omniscient, Omnipresent, and Omnipotent God would place Himself into a human body approximately 20 inches long and weighing 8 pounds.
The Creator King entered into the most vulnerable state of His creation.
The Unlimited Being willingly placed physical limits on Himself.
The Alpha & Omega slipped quietly into the physical realm.
Why? Because Love had to be born in order to die. The wooden manger where He lay as an infant, just over three decades later, would turn into a cross where He hung.
The worst case of claustrophobia the world has ever known would become the emancipation of every soul that chooses to be set free.
But the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you the most joyful news ever announced, and it is for everyone! —Luke 2:10 TLB