What’s your favorite thing about Christmas?


Most religions are pretty simple. There’s God and there’s us and if we are good and obey God then he will let us into heaven. The end.

But Christianity is different. Christianity asks us to believe some things that can be hard to understand. One of those things is that Jesus is both 100% God and 100% man at the same time. Here’s how John’s gospel puts it:

John 1:14. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.

The Word – The Word is God. Jesus was eternally in heaven living as God the Son.  with God the Father, and God the Holy Spirit.

Became flesh – Jesus became a human being like you and like me, born as a baby at Christmastime.

This amazing truth, that Jesus is 100% God who became 100% man, is called the incarnation. Can you say incarnation? Incarnation just means “in the flesh.” But why is the incarnation so important? Why does it matter that Jesus become a person like one of us? Because it shows us how much God loves us and wants to live with us. God wants us all to be together in the same place, walking, and talking, and playing, and singing together forever. God knew that being together could never happen if he didn’t take our place on the cross. And in order to take our place God had to become one of us, a human.  

Now, because Jesus became like us in his death, we can become like him in life. We can be kind, and caring, and respectful, and obedient just like him. Why? Because he lives in us. So now, when we trust in Jesus, God will be faithful to change us, over time, into all he wants us to be – like Jesus.

Because of Jesus we can be saved from our sin by his sacrificial death for us.  

With Jesus we canbecome more and more like him, because he became like us.


Celebrate Christmas in April! Find a nativity or a picture of one and talk about what it means that God became a little baby like us. Why would God do this? How does this show his love for us? Don’t forget to sing some of your favorite Christmas carols.


Jesus, thank you for loving me so much that you became human like me. Help me now to be like you. Amen.

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