“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”
Christians around the world believe that Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary. To those who don’t believe in a Creator, the virgin birth of God in human flesh is beyond human comprehension. However, why should science deny what it can never understand?
Life is filled with intervention by intelligent forces that we cannot understand. Television allows us to watch what is happening this instant 10,000 miles away. Few, if any of us, understand every one of the intelligently directed efforts that make television possible. Who could master and control all the details that bring together satellite, television, sound and electrical control technologies to produce sights and sounds from anywhere in the world? However, our inability to understand television does not lead us to deny its existence.
Then can we say that God cannot take the form of His creatures simply because He loved us? Can we say that it is impossible for a virgin to give birth to God in the flesh? Can science rule out His suffering and death for the payment of our sin? Can science presume to tell us His grave is not empty?
Even if God would have visibly shown skeptical scientists every step, our measures are too narrow to span the width, too small to plumb the depth of His purposes. And for that we thank Him. We thank Him for intervening in our history with the birth of His Son. Truly the depths of God’s acts are only comprehended in heavenly light!
Father, I am awed and filled with thanksgiving at the mystery of Your love. Help me to be a bold and fearless witness of the forgiveness of sins in Jesus Christ to those around me. In His Name. Amen.