“For there is born unto you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11
Children are born of their mothers, into their families, not to groups of people.
Christ, already being begotten of God, had to be in a sense born again Himself through the body of Mary, thereby becoming in His earthly body like the people He came to redeem.
Unlike Adam, made fully formed as a man, Jesus went through a cycle of growth:
He understood what it was to be under parental authority, to learn at the feet of the rabbis (and later amazed them).
He knew what it was to work, play, and interact with siblings who think you’re strange.
He understood temptation to seize power, hunger, thirst, scorching heat, and freezing cold when He was in the desert, so much so that at the end of His…
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