This past Sunday here at CCM we spent some significant time talking about the magnitude of the virgin birth. In fact we used a quote from Larry King, the talk show host from CNN, that said, “If I could interview anyone in history it would be Jesus Christ. I would like to ask Him if He was indeed virgin-born. The answer to that question would define history for me.” Honestly, he is right. That does define history for him…and for me…and for you. There are lots of things in scripture that we have to believe in order to claim faith in Christ. However, there are two things that if you don’t believe, you really cannot claim him as Lord.
The first is the fact that he is Creator. Not just that he took some things and put them together, but that he actually created something from nothing. The Hebrew word for create used in Genesis 1:1 is the word bara, which literally means to create something from nothing. I don’t know about you, but I cannot create something from nothing. I can make a chair with materials that are supplied and some tools and instructions, but I cannot say the word chair and a chair appears. Honestly, if I cannot get past the first verse of the Scriptures I am going to struggle with the rest of what it has to say because the rest of it is based off the premise that God has to be able to do more than I am capable of. If that is not the case then you and I become God…and let’s be honest, we are horrible gods.