11For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:8-20)

 

Jesus did not grow into being Lord and Savior. He was born the Lord of Glory. Jesus was God manifest in the flesh. (1 Tim. 3:16.) What a great mystery! How could Almighty God limit Himself to the form of a man? Even if He did, how could he possibly start as a baby?

These questions defy our ability to fully understand. At the dedication of the first temple, Solomon said, “But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built” (2 Chron. 6:18). How much less the body of a little child!

Part of the answer is that God is a spirit (John 4:24), and spirits are not limited by time and space. In Jesus’ spirit, He was the eternal God who created the universe. The physical body of Jesus was just His earth suit that He used to walk among us. All of Jesus’ deity could not fit inside His physical body; it could reside in His spirit.

Even though this is still hard to grasp, it helps us understand how Christ can live in us as believers (Col. 1:27). If all the glory of God could fit inside the spirit of Jesus, then all the fullness of God can dwell in our born-again spirits too. (John 1:16)

The revelation of who you are in Christ and who He is in you will change your whole perspective on your life as a Christian. Today, meditate on the truth that He really lives in you and you really live in Him.