The Incarnation (Spoken Word)

Thomas Terry | December 24, 2016

What good is the Christmas story if it’s void of God and his glory?
What’s the worth of the words “peace on earth” if it’s not rooted in the truth of Christ’s birth?

What benefit is it for us to discuss the joy of the season
unless we fix our hearts and minds on the principal reason that Christ has atoned for us?

See Christmas is more than just a story of a baby born in a manger
More than a poor fiancé engaged to a humble virgin teenager

More than a magi, more than gold, frankincense, and myrrh
It’s more than a narrative of a nativity scene; it was so much more that occurred

It’s the coming of the Messiah, the fulfillment of all Old Testament promises
The prophecy of the suffering servant and all of his accomplishments

The second person of the Trinity commissioned to abandon his position
And literally set aside the independent exercise of his attributes in full submission

The Word manifested in the flesh, the fullness of God expressed
The self-emptying Jesus poured out at the Father's request

The image of the invisible God, the radiance of the Father’s fame
Holy, but retained his humanness to empathize…

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