Herein is the mystery. If the newborn in Mary’s arms is God, then was He at the same time sustaining all the universe? Scholars puzzle as to how this could be.
Paul identifies this two-fold miraculous mirror effect of Christ in 2 Corinthians: “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit”
Few could have imagined that Isaiah’s prayer would be answered in a manger in Bethlehem. But it is here, in the arms of Mary and Joseph,
Unfortunately, the man and woman fell from blessing when they chose to obey the serpent (Satan) rather than God (Genesis 3).
The phrase “promise keeper” is powerful because it evokes character traits of trustworthiness, truthfulness, and faithfulness.