When God Became Dust

Text: Hebrews 2:5-8

The Triune God is eternal, the alpha and omega, the great I AM, He who always has been, and always will be, everlasting and never changing, the very source of the fabric of reality as we know it. A God who spoke the worlds into existence, laid the foundations of the earth, placed the barriers of the sea. A God who knows the number of hairs on your head, and everyone’s head, who knows when every sparrow falls from the sky, when every blade of grass withers, who sustains us through every breath and with every heartbeat…A God who holds together every atom that makes up your body, your skin, your blood, your mind, with nothing but his Words.

This God, who stepped down into history, into time, and became dust. This God who is the rock and anchor of all time and reality became a vapor. This unchanging God was born of a woman, and began to grow older. This God outside of time, to whom one day is a thousand years, and a thousand years like a day, was born on earth and felt every…crawling…second. This everlasting God was born into a body that was pierced and torn. This eternal God who…died.

How…do you come up with an analogy for that? How do you truly fathom the weight of the significance?

And just as he was fully God, he was also fully man. When he was a baby, he soiled his diaper. God in the flesh, his backside being wiped by his mother, because he couldn’t control his bowels. Just like all babies that age. And when he was born, do you know he made his mother unclean, according to the Law of Moses? God made someone unclean.

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