You may have seen in the news that this Christmas we’re in for an infrequent sight in the sky: a full moon.
Because of the amazing consistency with which God causes planets and moons to orbit, we can use math to figure out ahead of time on what dates full moons will occur. This year, one’s falling on Christmas. According to NASA, the peak will be at 6:11 a.m. EST.
Pause and think about it for a moment. God causes the moon to orbit so predictably we can confidently figure out ahead of time when it will be full. In light of that kind of greatness, what is man that God should care for us? We’re but a tiny speck in the universe.
“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?” Psalm 8:3-4 (ESV)
Yet care God does–enough to humble Himself and become a man. At Christmas, we celebrate the incredible reality that the Creator and Sustainer of all humbled Himself, becoming one of His creation for the purpose of dying in our place.