As we prepare to enter the new year, most people have “moved on” from Christmas–the wonderful season when we naturally turn our thoughts to the birth of Christ. But there are truths to take with us into the new year, as well.
The birth of Christ was supernatural. We refer to this experience as “the incarnation,” or God becoming a man. As one man said, “The incarnation of Jesus is no more difficult to believe and to understand than the creation of the first man or the birth of a child. If God is Almighty, He has the power to beget a child in the womb of the virgin Mary. If Jesus was incarnate, then man and God can become united. God can dwell in these human bodies of ours. God can impart His own life and nature to our spirits so that we may have God’s life in us.”
As we enter this new year, let us focus on the fact that we have God’s very life and nature in our spirit. We are children of God. We have access to everything He has provided for us through the birth, death, burial, resurrection, and seating of Jesus in heaven. These truths will sustain and encourage us as 2023 begins, and all throughout the year.