“Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.” 1 Timothy 3:16

Christian faith contains a great mystery. God chose to take on flesh. The thought of God appearing in a human body hadn’t occurred to the Jews. They anticipated a Messiah, a fully-grown, conquering warrior. Not one who showed compassion to the oppressed, challenged their traditions or paid the penalty for their offences. A mystery indeed.

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