Monday, December 5, 2016

One remarkable moment

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…(John 1, 14)

One remarkable moment when "The Word became flesh." It is


Powerfully impactful

Utterly beautiful

Our most precious gift

Absolutely astounding

Perfectly perfect


A display of amazing love and grace

The moment when God became touchable, coming to touch lives.

The moment when the unseen became visible.

I'm thinking of the angels. Can you imagine the wonder they experienced? God did not consult with them before putting His plan into place. They were not privy to what He was planning. 

They witnessed God take the form of an innocent, vulnerable baby. The Omnipotent became dependent on a teenage girl. A baby was born to die…that we might live. 

The angels must have been stunned into silence for a moment. Heaven must have gone quiet as the Holy One entered His own creation - a world that had chosen sin over Him.

And then... what delight must have been experienced by the angel chosen to share this wondrous event with the shepherds. "Good news of great joy that is for all people I bring you. The Savior is born - Christ the Lord."

Finally, when the multitude of angels could no longer maintain their silence, they joined in praise, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is well pleased."

Finally…peace! The Prince of Peace had arrived, making peace with God and peace with one another possible.

I pray that I will be struck with this kind of angelic wonder this Christmas season. The Word became flesh!!!!