story which will take eternity to understand, yet we have been enlightened to some extent by this
God man called Christ Jesus Himself. "But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent
me." (John 7:29) Thus we have a basis from which to understand this person in human form
who is standing before us yet claims to not only know God, but is of Him and sent by Him.
A good place to start learning is from what we can see right in front of us, and what we have is
the birth of a child who "increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man."
Luke 2:52. Many texts in the Bible support the humanity of Jesus. John 4:6 and 7 tells us that
He grew weary with his journey and took rest at a well and requested a drink. He also felt
emotion and "wept" when he heard the news of his friend Lazarus' death. (John 11:35) This
man Jesus walked, talked, socialized, ate, had emotions, rested and slept while he was here on
Jesus' deity comes through on many occasions. The first public knowledge of this shines
through at His baptism as the glorious light of the Holy Spirit descends and God speaks; "This is