Today I am going to start a little record of my daily thoughts. It may be daily, it may not. We shall see.
There is a current “debate” raging in Reformed circles that goes like this:
Side A:”Christ became a wiggling baby so He could get close to us.”
Side B: “No He didn’t! He took on flesh for the Glory of God the Father!”
To which I answer:
“Why not both?”
Christ did come as close to us as possible to us by becoming one of us. He took on all the infirmities of humanity, He was hungry, He wept, I’m sure He got sick on occasion. There is no debate that He became a wiggling baby.
Perhaps we should hone in on the definition of “us”. Properly understood, Christ is close to Christians, we are the “us” that He came to be close to.
Was all of this taking on flesh just to be close to Christians? Of course not. All things Christ did was to glorify the Father.
Can we get back to more important things as Christians? Like reaching the lost?