“From heaven you came, helpless babe,
entered our world, your glory veiled;
not to be served but to serve,
and give your life that we might live
This is our God, the Servant King,
He calls us now to follow Him.
To bring our lives as a daily offering
of worship to the Servant King.”
The title and the words of this old song entitled, The Servant King, remind us that there is an amazing contrast within this story of Christmas. Jesus is both fully human and fully divine. Note what the Shepherds were told about Jesus in the following verses.
“ In the same country there were shepherds in the fields. They were watching their flocks of sheep at night. The angel of the Lord came to them. The shining-greatness of the Lord shone around them. They were very much afraid. The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. See! I bring you good news of great joy which is for all people. Today, One Who saves from the punishment of sin has been born in the city of David. He is Christ the Lord. There will be something special for you to see. This is the way you will know Him. You will find the Baby with cloth around Him, lying in a place where cattle are fed.” Luke 2:8-12, NLV.
“It should be obvious that if Jesus is God, then he has always been God. There was never a time when he became God, for God is eternal. But Jesus has not always been man. The fantastic miracle is that this eternal God became man through the incarnation approximately 2,000 years ago. That’s what the Incarnation was: God the Son becoming man. And that is the great event we celebrate at Christmas.” Quote from the Desiring God website