Perhaps one of the hardest aspects of the Christian faith to understand is the Incarnation. How can Jesus be fully divine and fully human? There is nothing else like this in all the universe-infinite glory somehow compressed into the limitations of humanity. Charles Wesley captures something of this mystery: "Let earth and heaven combine, Angels and men agree, To praise in songs divine / The incarnate Deity: Our God contracted to a span / Incomprehensibly made man."

Today in the Word, Dec. 2003, p.17