Ah, Sweet Mystery! According to I Cor. 4:1,2 we are servants and stewards of the mysteries of God. I Tim. 3:16 says that one of those mysteries is that Christ appeared in the flesh.

He could have appeared in the flesh as a grown man in the form that God created Adam, but he chose to come as a baby!  One who very likely had to be burped to settle his tummy.

If I were given the option of being younger and having a do-over,  I would probably say yes.  Oh, they say, how young?  I would choose forties or fifties.  I was fairly well equipped for life by then.

But no, they say, you have to be a baby again.  Oh, no, never! 

I don’t want to be helpless.  I don’t want to have to download this empty computer in my head.  All my data would be gone!  I want to go back with all my equipment!  My bed is worth about forty bucks but I like it.  Can I have it?   

No, actually, you will have a manger at first.  A little later you will have a crib your daddy will make for you.  But you won’t have it long.  Soon you will be fleeing your home.  Then maybe you will have a cart to sleep in.  Or maybe a tent.

No, my mind is made up.  A baby again?  No even tempted! Oh, no, never!


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. capost2k says:

    Perceptive take on the incarnation! 😉

  2. capost2k says:

    Perceptive take on the Incarnation!
    Happy New Year, Oneta.
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

  3. atimetoshare.me says:

    Beautiful insight. He did it all for us❤️

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