> Today we gather, saints from here and there, to worship our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He came to die; He came to redeem His own. He came to love us. On the words of Octavius Winslow:
Like the eternity of God, we cannot fathom
where His love begins, or where it terminates.
There is no other solution to the marvelous
mysteries of His Incarnation and Sacrificial
Death but this: Christ has loved us.
Love originated all, explains all, illustrates all.
Love is the interpreter of every Divine mystery.
Today I am grateful that God became man and dwelt among us, and brought salvation to hopeless sinners like me.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: ‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ (which means God with us)” Matthew 1:18- 23 ESV
Christmas lights are starting to shine everywhere, Advent is around the corner, and I am ready to celebrate the Incarnation of our Lord again. This year, however, I want to invite you to celebrate with me.
Starting Wednesday, December 1, I will write every week in December about the doctrine of the Incarnation (what it is, how it affects me, how we celebrate it); if you want to participate, write about the Incarnation of Christ, and link to your blog post here.
Today, let us welcome the King with thanksgiving in our hearts!