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The incarnation of God in Man

A Christian missionary tried to explain to an atheist the incarnation of God in man, but the atheist could not understand or believe this important truth. As they kept walking, the atheist accidentally stumbled on an anthill, and the ants started running in different directions as they do in these cases. The atheist felt pretty bad for doing this and said: How could I tell these ants that I did not intend to harm them and would do anything to help them and fix the mess I caused?

Then the missionary said: My friend, there is only one way you could do that: by turning yourself into an ant. Then you will be able to talk to them and explain that you love them and want to help them, the atheist understood what the missionary meant, and then he understood the message better.

God's incarnation in man clearly shows God's love for us. For some, it is a difficult doctrinal matter. However, despite how anybody decides to see it, that doesn't change the fact that it happened. The apostle Paul puts an end to any argument about this when writing to his spiritual son Timothy. "And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory" (1 Tim 3:16).

Of all the reasons to believe that God loves us, this is one of the most significant because He came to this earth as a human being and dwelt among us. That tells me I can come to Jesus anytime because He knows what I feel when I am tempted. He knows how it is when I am sad. He knows how it feels when I am happy. When I am hungry or even upset, he tells me how to calm down, and therefore he has earned the right to rule my life. (See Hebrews 4:14-15).

God wanted to be with us. He enjoyed our relationship with him, and he did not only want to be Our God but also our friend. He wanted to reveal himself and show us his ways and plans. This is not a myth. It is not one of the superheroes of Marvel coming to earth to rule and reign. It is a true experience that we all can have by believing in Him. Please read John 14:1-11.


Father, thank you for revealing yourself to me through Jesus. Thanks for your incomparable love. I ask you that your Spirit will help me to know you even more. I want to be like you. Thanks for understanding how I feel every time, because you walked in our shoes, yet without sin; therefore, I can trust you every day. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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