3. Becoming Human- A New Christmas Story – Part Three of Five

Visiting God before He sends His Son to earth is more thrilling and more illuminating than visiting Santa in the North Pole. As it turned out, it wasn’t for my benefit or even yours, the reader, that my pal and I made this mystical journey. God sent for us.  

“Lord! I am amazed that there is actually something we can do for You that you can’t do for Yourself? You want us to help prepare You to become human! I can’t imagine a more magnificent honor. Where shall we begin?”

The Lord replied, “I am not ignorant about humanity; after all, I made you in My image and likeness. I have loved and guided men and women since the beginning of time. I know about your tendency to self exaltation because you love yourselves as much as I love you; to lying because you want to create a world of your own design, just as I have done, and to unrelenting criticism of others because I am the Judge you want to be also. However, my child-in-training, human self-centeredness perverts My image.

“I have spent these millennia since creating Adam studying humanity. There is enough goodness in people to believe that the perfect model will reunite us. But I wonder how having a body will affect Us? I want to be prepared. I don’t want My Son to depend on His divinity or to be a unique species.”

The Lord continued. “Please tell Me; is there something in particular we must know about being human?”

Dumbstruck and in awe, I asked for a moment to think.

Before saying, “It will be good for you to become an infant first. For all of us to start as infants who strive for knowledge and power was natural. We grew. However, prepare Yourself to shrink. Being entirely dependent and ignorant will be most unnatural, and most difficult. To a lesser degree the elderly experience the kind of loss in aging that you will experience at birth. Consider observing them carefully before you go. Perhaps you will find someone who can show you how to handle the condescension gracefully. When you are an infant rest in the sleep of ignorance.”

I dared to go on. “Lord God, Your humility which is apparent in pursuing this grand Mission will serve you well. As You know, humanity is frail when compared to your omnipotence. I read in the Torah about Your frustration and anger. I hope Your human experience will show you our limitations to help You to deal with humanity with less frustration. Hopefully, there will be no more earth opening up to swallow people, okay?”

I sensed in my spirit, since we had no form to see or be seen during this most unique conversation, that the Lord God was sincerely attentive to my words. An inner strength, new to my spirit, rose up within me. I was sure God had given me some potion to have the capacity for this conversation. This awareness reminded me to tell Him, “Beware of the body. The body can humble, but it can also pervert Your soul in ways you cannot imagine My Lord and God. Master your body. Care for it, but beware when it tries to control your soul. It is very difficult for us humans to master the body. As your vehicle on earth, Your body will have the power to influence you for better or for worse.

“Being human with the divine energy that You have bestowed upon us is a continual struggle towards ascension away from the animal flesh. I have learned how the body can be a parasite eating away at the soul. The mission you are about to undertake is dangerous.”

I sensed a deep contemplation in the silence that followed my transmission of those thoughts to God and so I waited for His reply and so will you, until next week.