Weihnachten: Das Wunder der Menschwerdung von Jesus

Es ist Zeit, über das Wunder der Menschwerdung von Jesus nachzudenken. Hier sind einige Artikel dazu:

Sam Storms: The Word Became Flesh! A Meditation on the Paradoxes of the Incarnation

The Word became flesh!
God became human!
the invisible became visible!
the untouchable became touchable!
eternal life experienced temporal death!
the transcendent one descended and drew near!
the unlimited became limited!
the infinite became finite!
the immutable became mutable!
the unbreakable became fragile!
spirit became matter!
eternity entered time!
the independent became dependent!
the almighty became weak!
the loved became the hated!
the exalted was humbled!
glory was subjected to shame!
fame turned into obscurity!
from inexpressible joy to tears of unimaginable grief!
from a throne to a cross!
from ruler to being ruled

Stephen Wellum: 10 Things You Should Know About the Incarnation

  1. The person or active subject of the incarnation is the eternal Son.
  2. As the eternal Son, the second person of the triune Godhead, he is the full image and expression of the Father and is thus fully God.
  3. As God the Son, he has always existed in an eternally ordered relation to the Father and Spirit, which now is gloriously displayed in the incarnation.
  4. The incarnation is an act of addition, not subtraction.
  5. The human nature assumed by the divine Son is fully human and completely sinless.
  6. The virgin conception was the glorious means by which the incarnation took place.
  7. From conception, the Son limited his divine life in such a way that he did not override the limitations of his human nature.
  8. But the Son was not limited to his human nature alone since he continued to act in and through his divine nature.
  9. By taking on our human nature, the Son became the first man of the new creation, our great mediator and new covenant head.
  10. God the Son incarnate is utterly unique and alone Lord and Savior.

D. A. Carson: A Poem on the Incarnation of Christ

Before there was a universe,
Before a star or planet,

When time had still not yet begun —
I scarcely understand it —

Th’ eternal Word was with his God,
God’s very Self-Expression;

Th’ eternal Word was God himself —
And God had planned redemption.

The Word became our flesh and blood —
The stuff of his creation —

The Word was God, the Word was flesh,
Astounding incarnation!

But when he came to visit us,
We did not recognize him.

Although we owed him everything
We haughtily despised him.

In days gone by God showed himself
In grace and truth to Moses;

But in the Word of God made flesh
Their climax he discloses.

For grace and truth in fullness came
And showed the Father’s glory

When Jesus donned our flesh and died:
This is the gospel story.

All who delighted in his name,
All those who did receive him,

All who by grace were born of God,
All who in truth believed him —

To them he gave a stunning right:
Becoming God’s dear children!

Here will I stay in grateful trust;
Here will I fix my vision.

Before there was a universe,
Before a star or planet,

When time had still not yet begun —
I scarcely understand it —

Th’ eternal Word was with his God,
God’s very Self-Expression;

Th’ eternal Word was God himself —
And God had planned redemption.

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