BOY LIKE ME, MAN LIKE YOU (from Peace on Earth)

One of my all-time favorite songwriters was Rich Mullins. Although I don’t think Rich intended his song “Boy Like Me, Man Like You” to be a Christmas tune, I think it works perfectly.

The song asks the questions that I’d never thought to ask, but in retrospect seem so obvious. What does it mean that God became flesh – that Jesus was truly a little boy? Did the boy Jesus ever get scared playing hide and seek? Or try not to cry when he scraped His knee? I believe so. Jesus was fully human. Just like any little boy, He would’ve taken pleasure in skipping rocks and making snow angels (or maybe sand angels?) and He probably wondered why the girls were always giggling.

In Philippians 2, Paul writes that Jesus was “in very nature God” but chose to “empty himself” and become a man. This is the heart of Christmas – Emmanuel, God with us.

Check out “Boy Like Me” below – and please comment below to let me know what you think!

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3 Responses to BOY LIKE ME, MAN LIKE YOU (from Peace on Earth)

  1. Sandra M says:

    I’ve always loved Rich Mullins – and this is one of my favorites of his! I love what you’ve done with it! Awesome!

  2. Sherri M says:

    Very nice! I’m a fan of Rich Mullins music.

  3. -Brent says:

    Scott,
    Another Rich Mullins fan. Enjoyed the concert on the 11th, even with your scratchy voice.
    Blessings on you and family

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