Jn.1:14 – And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us; and we saw His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Christmas is the convergence of time and space with eternity. I am trying to understand what it meant for the One who created time and space to actually enter into it. Jesus has existed as the only begotten Son of God from eternity. In other words He was in the beginning with God. He was never created but has existed eternally with the Father in heaven. In the fullness of time God brought His Son into this world through the virgin birth. The Son of God was conceived in the womb of Mary and took on the form of a man. In other words the Son of God became the Son of man without losing His deity when He gained His humanity. He has not always been a man, He became a man to redeem all of us who believe in Him from our sinful condition. Augustine loved to speak about this two fold nature of Christ, Son of God and Son of man at the same time. Here are Augustine’s words.
“So after all this sermonizing, may the world rejoice in those who believe all this!
To save these lucky folk, He came through the one the world had made.
The Creator of Mary is also the Son of Mary.
The Son of David and the Lord of David.
The seed of Abraham before there was an Abraham.
Maker of the earth and made on earth.
Creator of the heavens and created under the sky.
He’s “the day the Lord has made”.
“He’s the light of my heart”.
Let’s stroll in the light of His aura!
Let’s rejoice in His presence!
Let’s be truly glad He’s here with us today, of all days!”
Apparently Augustine loved Christmas. To him it was the greatest of all celebrations. The Savior of the World has come and invaded our finite world. Maybe He wants to expand you this Christmas. Maybe He wants to open each of us up to His heavenly portal. Maybe He will let us sing with the angels this Christmas. Joy to the world the Lord is come. Joy to the world our Savior has been born. Joy to the world, we surely live on the edge of His coming kingdom.