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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

It's amazing! Jesus Christ, God the Son, became the God-Man, was born of Mary, and offered Himself as our substitute. He lived and died in our place, rose victorious, and reigns in heaven now.

We wonder at the way He crossed from eternity into time. We marvel at His humility. We tremble before His unveiled glory. And we thank Him for His loving self-sacrifice - from the hour He was born until He gave up His spirit on the cross.

What a unique and unusual occurrence, this incarnation of Christ.

May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ bless you this Christmas. May you know the joy of His presence in the coming new year. It may come to you in paradoxical ways: wrapped in sufferings, and challenges, and trials, and humbling experiences. But under all that wrapping is the glory, the life, the very power of God. There's no greater treasure.

Grace to you, friends!

1 comment:

  1. Good meditation, Derek. I don't think we even begin to fathom all the Incarnation says about the God who is great not only in his transcendence and majesty, but in his condescension and humility; a God who is not only high and lifted up, but meek and lowly.

    Hope you have a great Christmas, my brother. We've been thinking about you and your family, and praying for you.


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