“All the fulness of the Godhead bodily” [Col. 2:9]
The ability to package immense Bible truths within a very few words was a gift given to Paul by the Holy Ghost. And probably no greater example is found than this statement that in Christ dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. At this Christmas season how few grasp even a little of the magnitude of the miracle that occurred when “the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” [John 1:14].
“God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.” [Shorter Catechism. #4]. All that God is, is somehow miraculously funnelled down into that earthly body. The One with whom we have to do is not therefore merely a man, a good man, or even a prophet, but He is the God-Man. He is perfect God and perfect Man. And He alone can save us.
His life is infinitely holy. His justice is infinitely right. His Word is infinitely true. His wisdom to understand our need is infinite. His Power to save is infinite. His goodness toward them that love Him is also infinite. When remembering the Babe in Bethlehem, let us not forget the Sovereign on the throne.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see! Hail the Incarnate Deity! Pleased as man with man to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel. [Charles Wesley]