Merry Christmas!

The great has been brought low. The high king has become a peasant. The Lord God of the Universe stooped down and added humanity to his deity. What degradation is the incarnation! How great God has condescended to our low and helpless estate.

Yet, it was all from Love, to seek those who are lost, to cleanse those who are filthy, and forgive those who are enemies. It was love for his image bearers that the Jesus put on flesh and dwelt among us.

May this miracle of Christmas never cease to be remembered. God has become one of us. God is with us. Immanuel is his name. The virgin has conceived and given birth to a son. The shepherd King of Israel has arrived. The savior of the nations is born.

This Christmas may we ponder as Mary did about the birth of this babe. May the degradation of God in Jesus led us into worship.

This Christmas may we proclaim as those shepherd did, telling all what they have seen and heard about the Christ.

I hope your Christmas is merry and worshipful as you celebrate the birth of Jesus!