Original post at http://www.nextstepevangelism.org/2012/12/18/maxies-weekly-word-10/
Incarnation: for the salvation of the world, the San of God, while remaining fully divine, became truly human. In taking full humanity upon himself, Christ did not lose his divine nature in any way but continued to be fully God.
At a particular time and place in history, Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary, lived for approximately thirty-three years, died on a cross under Pontius Pilate, rose from the dead, returned to the Father. The Incarnation actually means that Jesus of Nazareth was a man, known by his disciples as being fully human, a person who shared the limitations and temptations of common, ordinary human existence, yet was also the deliberate and unique self-expression of God.
That’s what we are celebrating these days of Christmas: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” [ln. 1:14 NIV] ‘