“I will come again”
(John 14:3 KJV)
Our celebration of Christmas is at once a looking back to an historic event as well as a looking ahead to a definite reality.
The Christ who entered the world as a baby born in a manger is the Christ who will come again in all His glory. There will be a wonderful revelation of the full majesty, beauty, power and authority of the eternal Son of God.
Evil and darkness, suffering and tears, will be no more and, as Christians, we will enter fully and finally into the new life that He has prepared for us. We will be gloriously complete in every way, lacking nothing, in the joyous fullness of our relationship with God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Jesus became one of us in our world so that we could become one with Him in His. He was to give His life for us so that He could give His life to us.
We can know the beginnings of that life now – but we can have absolutely no conception of the awesome and thrilling wonder of what it will be. For as humans we have not begun to grasp the holy and majestic reality of God. And what is more
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9)
Take time to sit silently and allow the truth of Christmas to wash into you.
Holy Father, thank you for the wonder of the birth of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Please help me to absorb more of the wonder and truth of it for me. Amen.