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The Greatest Miracle of All

Last Sunday, I preached a sermon on Jesus as the Son of Man/Son of Mary.  It is the second part of a series that takes Isaiah 9:6, "Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given...." as its theme.  The first message was on Jesus the Son of God.  It focused on the deity of Christ (after all, in Isa. 9:7, he is called "The Mighty God").  In our last message, however, we focused on the humanity of Christ.

You cannot talk about the humanity of Christ without talking about the incarnation.  When theologians say "incarnation" with reference to Christ, they are referring to the event which brought the Son of God into the world to become a man.  It is often called a "miracle," and so it is!  This miracle is summed up in the words of John 1:14, "The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us."

But it is important to see where the miracle is.  I think a lot of people probably think that the "miracle" of the incarnation is the virgin bir…