Born to Be “Like His Brothers in Every Respect”
Notwithstanding images of a â€œsuper babyâ€ at his birth, Jesus was like any other baby born in this world by a woman. We hear cute little children in Christmas pageants singing, â€œThe cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, but little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes.â€ No, the baby Jesus did cry.
â€œThe Son Fulfilled the Righteous Requirement of the Lawâ€
Christ â€œbecame a curseâ€ to redeem us from the â€œcurse of the lawâ€ (Gal 3:13). He was â€œborn under the lawâ€ to redeem us who were â€œunder the lawâ€ (Gal 4:4-5).
Advent Series: Why the God-Man?
This Advent season, I thought that it is then fitting to reflect upon Anselm’s query, “Why did God become man?” from the vantage point of what Scripture says supported by the Heidelberg Catechism.