Oh, marvelous sight!

Spurgeon, "Christ's Incarnation, the Foundation of Christianity"

"Behold, a VIRGIN shall conceive, and bear a Son."

Oh, marvelous sight!
Let us stand and look at it.

A child of a virgin, what a mixture!

There is the finite and the INFINITE,
there is the mortal and the IMMORTAL,
corruption and INCORRUPTION,
the manhood and the GODHEAD,
time, married to ETERNITY,
GOD linked with a creature,
the infinity of the august Maker come to tabernacle
on this speck of earth; the vast unbounded One,
whom earth could not hold, and the heavens cannot
contain, lying in His mother's arms!

He who fastened the pillars of the universe,
and riveted the nails of creation,
hanging on a mortal breast, depending
on a creature for nourishment!

Oh, miraculous conception!

Oh, marvelous birth!

Verily, angels may wish to look into a subject
too mysterious for us to comprehend!