Christ, by highest heav’n adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
Late in time behold Him come,
Offspring of a virgin’s womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,
Hail the incarnate Deity!
Pleased as Man with man to dwell,
Jesus, our Immanuel! *
I love how God works! He often takes the ordinary and does something amazing with it.
Our Redeemer was veiled in flesh.
And He dwelt among us. Who would have thought to look in a stable, amongst the animals?
When I ponder this plan it is both simple and complex:
- So very rich and yet, so very poor.
- So very dirty and yet, so very pure.
- So very quiet and yet, so very loud.
- So very vulnerable and yet, so very protected.
- So very loved and yet, so very pursued.
As I think about the events that led up to the birth of Jesus, it is hard not to consider my own culture and experiences and make my own applications. I relate as I can but it doesn’t mean I have an accurate picture. Of course these things happened so long ago that it is hard to imagine the circumstances.
And so I trust that the One who has created the earth and all stars was able to execute the delivery of the Christ Child.
Come, Lord Jesus!
* Words written by Charles Wesley 1707-88