Emmanuel

“Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, hail the incarnate deity”.

 

The angels who witnessed that first moment of the “Word becoming flesh”, were announcing the birth of Jesus against the backdrop of who they had known Him to be.

Theirs was the proclamation of a birth never previously known to man.  The Christ, born in a stable and laid in a manger, was the Son of God and in and through Him the Kingdom of God’s grace and the revelation of his eternal gift of salvation had come to earth.

Christmas can be a strange season for many of us because it is almost as if, for the sake of the festive season, we lose sight of His majesty which is, momentarily, eclipsed by the dim light of a manger and in so doing, inadvertently we only see a precious and beautiful baby and miss the great redemptive plan of heaven.

“Pleased as man with man to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel

Hark the Herald angels sing,

glory to the new born King.”