I know this technically is not a Christmas song, but sometimes we forget Who the baby in the manger really is. I recently read an article on Grace To You that addressed this topic.
This song is one of my favorites (as well as one of my friend’s favorites, but more on that later).
The first two verses speak of God as King and Ruler of all the earth. They tell of His great power and His omniscience (a big word that just means “all-knowing”). I am reminded of Isaiah 40:12-14, which reads,
has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand,
And marked off the heavens by the span,
And calculated the dust of the earth by the measure,
And weighed the mountains in a balance
And the hills in a pair of scales?
Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD,
Or as His counselor has informed Him?
With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding?
And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge
And informed Him of the way of understanding?
Both “Behold Our God” and Isaiah ask rhetorical questions, to which the only answer is God.
The final verse talks about Jesus and His sacrificial death. The same God who holds the oceans and knows all things is the baby in the manger. One of the names of Jesus is Emmanuel, which means “God with us.” Isn’t it staggering to think about how God humbled Himself to become a man and die for our salvation?
This Christmas, let’s not forget Who the newborn baby lying in the manger is.
Now, I mentioned something about one of my friends also liking this song. That’s because she has just re-released her blog and I wanted to help her celebrate!
If you haven’t noticed, I love interviewing people, so here is an exclusive interview with Eliana!
Welcome to my blog! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your blog?
Hi, I’m Eliana! The main thing you need to know about me is that I love Jesus. I’m also a homeschooler, a high school sophomore, an INFJ, and the oldest of eleven.
My blog is all about following Jesus right where I am. Its tagline is “living out faith to the fullest in a large family.” I write about things I learn in the Bible, getting along with siblings, glorifying God, and more.
Wow, our personalities are almost the same! I’m an INFP. When did you first start blogging and why do you blog?
I started my blog back in February, after I joined the Young Writer’s Workshop, to help me consistently practice and grow in writing. (Back then I used Blogger.) But I also had that additional hope I think every blogger has–to encourage and inspire with my words.
I agree, I think most bloggers do have that dream, myself included. Which authors have inspired you the most?
Hmm, this is a tough one. XD Brett and Alex Harris wrote Do Hard Things, and that was awesome. Jaquelle Crowe is definitely inspiring, between her book, This Changes Everything, and her blog, jaquellecrowe.com. I’m not sure if fiction necessarily “inspires” me too much, but it doesn’t have to be favorite to inspire me when it does. But I should definitely mention J. K. Rowling and Shannon Messenger.
This Changes Everything is one of my favorite books! When you aren’t writing, what do you like to do?
Well, I like to read, but that is kind of obvious since I write. XD I also like art and graphic design. (My favorite color is purple! =D) Watercolor pencils are amazing, and Canva is really fun!
And you are really good at graphic design!
Just for fun, if you could meet any person, living or dead, who would it be? Not counting Jesus, of course. 😉
If Jesus doesn’t count, then maybe Paul? Or perhaps Esther or Ruth or Mary…
I can’t wait to meet them in heaven! Thanks so much for being on my blog, Eliana!
Want to check out Eliana’s blog? You can find it here: https://elianathewriter.com/