The basic story of Christmas, what Christians actually believe, is that God broke the barrier of time and space. This shouldn’t surprise anyone. Christians believe he is the Author of time and space; the Maker of matter and energy. And they believe the Author has written himself into His story. This is the plot of Christmas.

The Incarnation, God taking on flesh to enter the space-time realm, is the foundational miracle to which all other biblical miracles point or from which they flow. It is a doctrine, if accepted, that makes a good deal of sense out of the human experience. If the Incarnation is true it validates our religious longings, our optimism, and our sense that history is heading somewhere.

(Read full post here at Leader’s Don’t Panic, the blog of Dan Dumas)