The Incarnation is the First Miracle in the New Testament

The incarnation is the first miracle of the gospel, not the turning of water into wine or the cleansing of the lepers. No, all those things are symptoms of this miracle of God taking on flesh and living among us. The Apostle Paul writes that the fullness of God was pleased to dwell in Him. God arrives with a body, with a hometown, with a voice, and with a name.

In Jesus, salvation has a name. Jesus isn’t a name that his parents plucked out of a baby name book, summoned from their familiy trees, or a result from brainstorming. He shall be called Jesus. The Lord will save His people from their sin.

Jesus is a name with a purpose: He will save us from sin.

Praise His name, His name of hope.

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