A People of Hope: O Come All Ye Faithful

O Come All Ye Faithful
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

O Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing all that hear in heaven God's holy word.
Give to our Father glory in the Highest;

All Hail! Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning,
O Jesus! for evermore be Thy name adored.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing;

John 1:14-18

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’”) For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.

The most important thing about Christmas is the incarnation. God becoming man. The divine taking human form. Jesus was the Word of the Father made flesh. A living breathing presentation of God to the world. Why is this so important? Because we have so many ideas about God — doctrines, thoughts & experiences — we can easily become confused or uncertain. The incarnation takes away our need to work out who God is. He has been revealed. No longer with just words and impressions but in flesh and blood. Now I hope to do the same — not simply having a faith that consists of words and ideas but one that is flesh. To be a person that resembles Jesus and reveals the Father to the world.