In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:1,14, NIV*
Fully God, fully man… the manger scenes can distract us from this mystery, but in the words of Charles Dickens, “This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate.” (A Christmas Carol)
Each Christmas I’m more aware of the pain in the world, the brokenness. But that’s why He came.
We’re damaged goods—each of us—no matter if we’ve done or been done to.
I can’t imagine God choosing to confine Himself to the limitations of a baby… growing boy… man. In the squalor and darkness that is our earth, after dwelling in the glory of heaven.
He loves us this much!
Enough to stoop to our level, to look us in the eyes, to carry our pain and punishment so we could be restored to relationship with Him.
Eternal God, blessed Saviour, Holy Spirit, our minds aren’t big enough to grasp the mystery of the Incarnation, but we offer praise and thanks for Jesus, God made flesh, our deliverer. Our King. Thank You for setting Your love on us. Help us receive it.
Let Michael Card’s “The Final Word” bless your spirit today.
*THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
I’m going to borrow your Michael Card song for a Christmas greeting, if I may. Love it. Meanwhile, have you seen these? Awesome reminders of the reason for the season.
Thanks for these, Ginny! I was watching the video and thinking “This is Chris Tomlin, not Il Divo” and eventually I realized that the link is different from the embedded video. Sigh.
I loved both Incarnation and Amazing Grace. I’ll be borrowing Amazing Grace! 🙂