He was sent by God.
He was seen by a great assembly of angels and a company of poor shepherds.
He was sought by wisemen to adore him and a king to kill to him.
He is God’s gift of light to a world that loves darkness.
He is the child who came into the world to:
Experience and overcome limitations.
Experience and overcome rejection.
Experience and overcome sorrow.
Experience and overcome betrayal.
Experience and overcome evil.
Experience and overcome suffering.
Experience and overcome death so that others may live.
He came to reveal the Father’s love and dedication.
This child in a manger will become the man who will offer a fallen hopeless world the way to the Father and fullness of life,
He is the one who out of love and obedience will choose to give his own life for the sake of those who will reject, wound and despise him.
He will do this so that there will be a light and a hope for those who are lost in darkness.
He is the one who will grow up to forgive and intercede for those who will kill him.
He is the promised one, the only one who can reach and save a fallen world.
This is the mystery we try to understand as we ponder the child in the manger.
He is the gift we can never fully grasp.
If we did, we would never cease to be astonished at The Father’s love and goodness.
May you be truly blessed in the gift of The Father.