this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
The Bible : Acts 1.11
He was the eternal Son of the eternal God. Unlike us He had an existence prior to his birth. " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3v16 ) God, because of his love to guilty mankind, chose to give His Son in order that those who believe on Him should be saved from eternal ruin. But how did He, Who was spirit, become a man?
Well, a prophet of God called Isaiah had written seven hundred year before " a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel " (That word means God with us.) ( Isaiah 7 v 14) There came a time when Mary was told by the angel of the Lord that she was that virgin. She knew no man, yet she found herself with child--a child conceived of the Holy Spirit. ( Matthew 1 v 20 )
Bethlehem hillside - in the area where the
Son of God became flesh and dwelt among us.