The Son of God did not want to be seen and found in heaven. Therefore he descended from heaven into this humility and came to us in our flesh, laid himself into the womb of his mother and into the manger and went on to the cross.
This was the ladder that he placed on earth so that we might ascend to God on it.
Question for Reflection
- What should our response be to Jesus’ incarnation?
Martin Luther on Isaiah 9:6 via Stephen J. Nichols, Peace: Classic Readings for Christmas, 56-57.