Have you ever stopped to consider how the universe could continue spinning when Jesus was an embryo? The Bible teaches that He spoke the world into being (Genesis 1 and Hebrews 11:3), and He keeps it all going by the word of His power (Hebrews 1:3). Which means that the baby conceived in Mary’s womb by the Holy Spirit had the power – because He is God’s Son – to manage the whole of creation even when He was a day old zygot (single cell embryo). If He had failed to uphold everything, even for a millisecond, there would have been utter catastrophy – there would have been no gravity, no oxygen, no delicate balancing of molecules.
As a baby, Jesus was 100% reliant on His mum to be fed, washed and cared for. Yet Mary was 100% reliant on the little one in her arms for her every breath. Mary, whether she realised it or not (and I guess she probably didn’t), was completely reliant on the baby – Jesus – upholding the universe by His powerful word.
I’ve got to confess, I’ve always been taught that Jesus is the Son of God and the Son of Man. Indeed, Son of Man is one of Jesus’ favourite titles for Himself (Luke 11:30, Luke 12:8, Luke 22:69). But I accepted it without ever thinking about it until recently.
When you really take time to ponder Jesus being both God and man, it’s mind-blowing. But then, if He didn’t amaze you, Jesus wouldn’t really be God would He?