The Glorious Condescension of the Incarnation

Tuesday, 01 Nov 2016

In the incarnation, we encounter the mystery J. I. Packer writes about in his classic book Knowing God, when he says that this was “the great act of condescension and self-humbling.” God the Son, coequal and coeternal with the Father, submits to the limits of flesh as Mary’s baby boy—and to his young mother, he must look for his food, his diapers, and his care. Amazing! This inspires praise as we encounter the gracious self-humbling of the King of kings—from the manger to the cross! “The Virgin sings a lullaby.” I was ...

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