“For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11
One cannot help but be caught up in the joy and jubilation of that heavenly and earthly scene recording the announcement of Jesus’ birth. This is where heaven and earth meet according to God’ plan.
I believe that is one thing we can miss contemplating in our worship during the hustle and bustle generated around this festive season. The magnificence of heaven and earth, the eternal and temporal, the perfect and imperfect and the holy and unholy, being fused together in order to fulfill God’s plan of salvation for His people. This is God’s plan from eternity past. That through His Son Jesus, God’s loving kindness and truth would meet and His Righteousness and peace will kiss each other. (Ps. 85:10) This heavenly and eternal plan took place on earth. It also took place through the humble birth of Jesus, where deity took upon Himself humanity. It also took place through God using temporal, sinful beings like Mary and Joseph. It also took place so that the eternal Son who became sin for us, died on the cross bearing our sin so that we might be called the sons of God. Oh the joy and adoration that should fill our hearts as we contemplate our “Saviour who is Christ the Lord.”
C.H. Spurgeon noted this same thought: Infinite, and an infant. Eternal, and yet born of a woman. Almighty, and yet hanging on a woman's breast. Supporting a universe, and yet needing to be carried in a mother's arms. King of angels, and yet the reputed son of Joseph. Heir of all things, and yet the carpenter's despised son.[Grace Quotes]
May we enjoy, celebrate, and worship the Lord again, this Christmas.