John 1:1-2, 14. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. The Word was made flesh, and dwell among us, and we beheld His glory as the glory of the only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth”
God is the one who addresses man, who makes Himself known to man. God is the personality who speaks. We are addressed by God and demanded to respond to His call. He meets us as the Absolute Lord who claims us unconditionally for Himself. God reveals Himself as the one who has an absolute right to lay His claim on us.
God has now spoken through His Son; and the inexcusable demand for obedience is inexcusable, inescapable, and undeniable. His coming makes our responsibility unconditional. We must say yes or no. We are summoned to carry out His will and His demands. He is “God over us.”
Thus the birth of Jesus points back to the God who laid the foundation of the world, who is Redeemer, Creator, Almighty, Sovereign Lord. That baby in the manger is no less than “God Over Us”.
The birth of Jesus brings in the reign of God. In the birth of Jesus “God over us” takes on a new form. Jesus calls each person to radical obedience to a love that has no boundaries and needs no instructions.
So Christmas, points us forward, and again we encounter God Almighty: the one who created and calls; the one who redeems, rules, and reigns; the one to whom we respond with obedience because He is “God over us”.
Because He Is – I Am