Simply Christmas

Christmas –

The story is simple.

We honor and immortalize it through cantatas and majestic music.

We light it and decorate it and look for new ways to celebrate it.

We change the words and make speculations about the characters in the timeless drama as if we are concerned that the simplicity of the story will cause it to grow old and moldy; that it just isn’t snazzy enough for this high-tech world.

Yet the profoundness of the story is immersed in the simplicity of its message…

A teenage mother

A concerned husband

A busy town with harried people

Financial distress – taxes

A stable of animals doing what animals do

Shepherds on a Judean hillside, guarding sheep through the night.

Then,

a Baby

Who split history in two forever.

Angels rejoiced.

Sages took notice.

A star illuminated the night

as God

revealed His unfathomable love for mankind.

God became man.

The story is simple,

yet incomprehensible.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 14:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Galatians 4:But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

Comments

3 comments on “Simply Christmas”
  1. Latrelle Elliott says:

    God did become man! Thank you for emphasizing that. Love you!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. mitchteemley says:

    The paradox of Christmas beautifully stated.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. gracespeaker says:

      Thank you, Mitch.

      Liked by 1 person

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