NOTE-this December series is a narrative from scripture and from fiction. It’s the story of Christmas as told by those who were closest to the event. Please read accordingly, thanks.
The Voices of Christmas
You haven’t known me but I’ve known you for everything was put into being by me. I am God. You will say, “Wait, we do you know you,” but no, you haven’t, not really.
A sacrifice was essential, and it was agreed that it would be me. This meant I would:
- let go of my equality as God
- renounce divinity and sovereignty
- leave the throne of glory
- become a man born from a woman
- be obedient even to death on a cross
You have called me Lord, Sovereign and King, and those are right and true. But soon the name you will connect with the most is:
Jesus of Nazareth
You will come to know me as Emanuel, Messiah, the Son of God
God will become something less to achieve something more. I know it borders on the bizarre, but you are the final act in the act of creation and your needs are immense, seemingly impossible. But what is impossible with man is possible with God.
Humanity’s salvation will not be achieved by God in heaven, but by man on earth.
The plan made before man walked the earth was for me to come to you. This will be done so that you can know how much you are loved. It’s impossible for you to repair your own spiritual condition, and your condition is that you have separated yourselves from us and have no way back.
So, rather than leave you detached and distant, your God is coming near.
The angels have praised and glorified my name. The great and fearsome cherubim and seraphim have declared my excellence. With a final divine thought I empty myself of all that makes me deity, it’s been set aside to be reclaimed on the day I return.
In one of your “blinks of an eye,” the Holy Spirit will place me in the womb of young woman in Nazareth, in Galilee. She is a virgin whom we favor for she is remarkable, full of faith and obedience. She has a heart as pure as the snows of Mt. Herman. Soon she will be my mother.
My birth will fulfill prophecies, be announced by angels and witnessed by herdsmen. It will be good news for all the people and accompanied by miraculous signs, for my birth will be miraculous.
Now, if you will excuse me, it is time for me go. In a moment of splendorous majesty, God the Father and God the Spirit have anointed me, and I have been sent.
Take heart and do not be discouraged for the Lord your God is coming to you and my coming will be joyous and most merry!
Blessed be the name of the Lord!