And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Heaven’s King broke through eternity and descended into time, the realm of transient. The invisible God made Himself visible and touchable and revealed Himself to the realm of the senses. The birth of our Lord Jesus Christ into the human family placed the Seal of Divine ownership on family, marriage, and humanity. His becoming human elevated the value of a human person and demonstrated the value and love God places on humanity. May the eternal light of the Redeemer illumine every heart this season. Amen.