“We have, in these verses, the story of a birth—the birth of the incarnate Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. Every birth of a living child is a marvelous event. It brings into the world a soul that will never die. But never since the world began was a birth so marvelous as the birth of Christ. In itself it was a miracle: ‘God was manifested in the flesh.” (2 Tim. iii:16.) The blessings it brought into the world were unspeakable—it opened to man the door of everlasting life.” (J. C. Ryle, Expository Thoughts on the Gospels, Vol. 2, p. 49).
“The infinite became the finite, the eternal and supratemporal entered time and became subject to its conditions, the immutable became the mutable, the invisible became the visible, the Creator became the created, the sustainer of all became dependent, the Almighty infirm. All is summed up in the proposition, God became man.” (“The Person of Christ,” Collected Writings of John Murray, Vol. 2, p.132).
The 101 Bible Study looks at Luke 2:1–20 in the light of Isaiah 9:1–7.