A father was putting his four year old to bed. As he was leaving the boy began to cry. The father tried to encourage him by reassuring him of the presence of God. The little boy said, "I want somebody with skin on."
The apostle Paul stated concerning Christ that, "in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form..." (Colossians 2:9). When Christ was born it was a fulfillment of Isaiah 7:14 where the prophet said, "Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and He will call His name Immanuel". Matthews application of this verse to Jesus further explains that 'Immanuel' means "God with us" (Matthew 1:23). When Thomas beheld the evidence of the bodily resurrection of Christ he said, "My Lord and my God" (John 20:28). Even though men were corrected when mistakenly identifying mere men or angels for 'gods' or 'God' (Acts 10:25-26; 14:12-15; Revelation 19:10), Jesus did not correct or rebuke Thomas in any fashion but commended his faith. To see Jesus as deity is to do nothing more than the scriptures demand. One of the most powerful arguments made by Jesus for His deity is presented in Mark 2:1-12. Jesus forgave sins, which would have been blasphemy had He not been God in the flesh, but to demonstrate that the forgiveness of sins had taken place by His authority, He also raised the man off His sick bed. As Paul said concerning the One we anticipate seeing in the last day, "looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus;..." (Titus 2:13).
We rejoice that God cared enough to live among. We are not left to guess what God is like for Jesus is the "radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature" (Hebrews 1:3).
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