January 2, 2017
On the Ninth Day of Christmas - something new - Mystical Monday.
There is something in scripture referred to as the Mystery of God revealed in Jesus Christ (the Apostle Paul writes of this in Ephesians, chapter 3). So who is this Jesus born of Mary and the Holy Spirit? What did his coming mean for us? How might we learn more about who he is and what he means for us today? Reflecting on that, I would like to take Mondays each week to explore a word that describes Jesus and how that description, or way of knowing Jesus, relates to us.
The word for today: incarnate.
Jesus is the incarnation of God. He is both God and human, come to earth to live, breath, eat, laugh, cry, teach, and die - just as each of us do. Yet, as God, he also rises again to live forever, doing something we cannot do. How does that relate to us? In doing this for us, Jesus does what we cannot do for ourselves and gives us a glimpse of God unlike any before or after. In the incarnation of God through Jesus we are shown a love that gives us value, worth and hope. And the really Good News: God invites us into this forever life with Jesus. Wow!