as moments go, that one appeared no different than any other... it came and it went. it was preceded and succeeded by others just like it. it was one of the countless moments that have marked time since eternity became measurable.
but in reality, that particular moment was like none other. for through that segment of time a spectacular thing occurred. god became a man. while the creatures of the earth walked unaware, divinity arrived...
the omnipotent, in one instant, made himself breakable. he who had been spirit became became pierceable. he who was larger than the universe became an embryo. and he who sustains the world with a word chose to be dependent upon the nourishment of a young girl.
it all happened in a moment. in one moment...a most remarkable moment. the word became flesh." - max lucado
"nativity" watercolor by jennifer diane smith