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I nearly wept

I nearly wept: my daughter could not understand why her body ached, rebelled, suffered from the stain of sin in sickness form – sin she’s yet to will – and my sorrow ran deeper than song: she has entered now into the pangs that make us hunger for eternity resurrection re-Incarnation I tasted then a hint – one barest, infinitesimal hint – the pain of Bethlehem I nearly wept: the God-son had always known why his body would ache, rebel suffer from the stain of sin in sickness form – sin he never willed – and my trembling ran deeper than song: he entered then into our pangs and left behind eternity immortality un-Incarnation God and humanity in hypostatic union neither twain and separate nor one subservient to other but perfect conjoination: divinized flesh and enfleshed deity mystery and paradox impossibility Why this myth come true? For every infant child weeping wordless confusion at first illness For every mourning father, mother, brother, sister, friend of dead child For every shattered marriage foundered on the rocks of selfish sin For every woman raped For every man abused from birth For every sick tragedy this world spews forth For sin For death God with us among us like us for us

Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. Hebrews 2:14-18 ESV

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