A sermon at Emmaus in the middle of a series on the Apostles’ Creed called “Creed: What Christians Believe and Why it Matters.”

So Jesus is human. The Bible makes this clear and the church has always taught this.  But the bigger question is this: Why? Why did God do it?  Why did God become human in the person of Jesus?  Why not just be God and never become human?  You’re the all-powerful, perfect God.  You can do whatever you want.  Right?  Why make things all messy by becoming a human baby, growing up as a poor Jewish kid in ancient Israel, dealing with all the struggle and chaos of human life?  Why?

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