The King Stood Down
By Laurin Makohon
Laurin GrecoI have so many questions for Jesus about what it was like for Him to become human. Stuff like, did it feel weird for You to have skin on? Did it feel constricting, like something really, really big was shoved into too small of a package? When you sneezed, did You bless Yourself? What was Your favorite thing about being human? Did You have favorite foods or colors—or did You like everything, since You made it all? Did You have a favorite joke that just cracked You up? If so, what was it, who said it, and why was it so funny to You? What went through Your mind when You had Your first run-in with Satan? Was it ever kind of awkward to sing Psalms about Yourself? Was there a point in Your life when You realized that You were the Messiah, or did You always know? Once You realized that You were the Messiah (if You even had to come to that realization), when people were praying and asking God for salvation, was it tempting for You to bust out and say: "It's coming! I'm here!"
Oh, the questions. This Christmas season as I've been...
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