Just a man like you and me.  Jesus, son of man. John 1:14, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” That is the incarnation of Christ. The Moody Handbook of Theology by Paul Enns says “Jesus became a human being in order to identify with us in our struggles (Heb. 2:17) and, more importantly, so that He could die on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins (Philippians 2:5-11).” Hypostatic union is the theological term that refers to Jesus being fully God and fully man. If you are interested, that is how to look online for more information. It is over my head; I believe it because the Bible teaches it. I put that along with all the other stuff I don’t understand about God! But that is the reason for Christmas! I guess it was scene one for the story of our salvation. JESUS is OUR reason for the season, but WE are HIS reason for the season!


HE came that HE might die that WE might live!

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. Salvageable says:

    The mysteries of the Holy Trinity and of Christ’s Incarnation are far beyond human understanding. We know they are true because God said it himself, and God cannot lie. The Incarnation is far worthier of celebration than any other trapping of the Christmas season. Blessings to you in your celebrations. J.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you. Yes, it is a pointless venture to try to figure out the mystery of God, but I don’t think he minds. We are fools, however, to refuse to accept him by faith just because he is too “much” for us. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Merry Christmas Oneta. Great explanation, very clear when you are right, many things about God are not always. Have a lovely holiday!

  3. Steph McCoy says:

    Merry Christmas Oneta!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you, Steph. We had our family time Saturday. I went to my sister’s and spend the Eve. Looked at lights and watched “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Sounds “Christmasy” doesn’t it? It was nice. Came home a few hours ago. Doing some catch up on the blog reading. Love that too. I’ve been blessed with your acquaintance this year. Have a wonderful new year. 😀

      • Steph McCoy says:

        It does sound Christmasy. On the recommendation of one of my blogger friends yesterday evening I watched the original version of Miracle on 34th Street and for the first time I realized several of the lines were very applicaple to today’s fast paced society.

        I’ve been blessed with your acquaintance as well Oneta. While I don’t make New Year’s resolutions in 2018 I’m hoping I’ll be able to reconnect with fellow bloggers as well as meet new ones to follow. It still amazes me how we can meet so many people from all corners of the earth with a few simple keystrokes.

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