When thinking about Christ‚Äôs birth, we often focus our attention on Luke‚Äôs detailed gospel account. But to appreciate the main point of the story‚ÄĒthat the eternal Son of God assumed our flesh-and-blood human nature‚ÄĒwe need to learn from the rest of the Bible why Christ came to earth. Why did Christ come? In this book, thirty-one thoughtful meditations answer this vital question, and the answers encourage us to celebrate Christ‚Äôs birth more deeply, see more clearly how it is connected with the rest of His ministry, and recognize its importance for our lives.
‚ÄúCan anything new be said about Christ‚Äôs incarnation? Actually, a lot of old things that we may have forgotten! Like a multifaceted diamond, the question ‚ÄėWhy did the eternal Son become man?‚Äô admits a variety of answers. Probing some of those with wisdom bathed in the Scriptures is what makes this devotional guide so rich. It will be part of our family‚Äôs Advent devotions and, I hope, a source of blessing for many others.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ Michael Horton, professor of theology at Westminster Seminary California and cohost of the White Horse Inn