A Visit From The Greatest

March 05, 2009

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” – John 1:14

Get the picture: It’s a quiet day on the driving range. Two men are hitting golf balls, trying to figure out the game. All of the sudden, Jack Nicklaus comes up and offers to give them a few tips on how to play.

What would you do if you were one of those guys? You would probably be issuing high fives, excitedly trying to convince your friends that the greatest player who ever lived had just humbled himself to spend time showing you the secrets of the game. It would be an awesome experience!

But do you understand that the story of Christmas is millions of times more awesome than this? For even though these teens might look up to Tiger as some type of god, the one true God of the Universe did something far more important. Jesus Christ became a man and dwelt among us, the ultimate expression of humility. And then He showed his love for us by coming to be our Savior and showed us how to play the game of life.

Having Jack Nicklaus join you to hit golf balls would be a once in a lifetime experience. But Jesus coming to earth as a baby? Now that is an extraordinary story for the ages.