C. S. Lewis illustrated God becoming human this way. He said Imagine your dog is lying at your feet in deep distress. He is struggling from a malady all dogs have. He asks, “If it would help your dog and all the dogs in the world, would you become a dog? Would you put aside your human nature, leave your loved ones, your job, your hobbies of art, music, and especially leave the intimate relationship with your beloved Father to become a dog?” C. S. Lewis’ imagination only begins to illustrate what it was like for God’s Son to become human in order to bring about the relationship we can now enjoy with Almighty God. We read this in Hebrews 2, “Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.” Today, we should be very grateful that God’s Son willingly became human. As a result, we can become children of God; we can enjoy His daily presence for wisdom and power to live productively and look forward to eternal life with Him.

Dr. Melvin E. Banks, Sr.

Dr. Melvin E. Banks, Sr. is the founder and chairman of UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.). Under his direction, UMI has grown to be a leading publisher of Christian education resources for churches in the African American community. Read More

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