A Christmas Meditation
By Rev. Saw Eh Plo Soe
We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete. - 1 John 1:3
Christmas is about the word 'incarnation.' We sing it every year in our Christmas carols, especially in “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” Charles Wesley wrote that, and one line you’ve sung says, “Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see; Hail the incarnate Deity.” If you understand the incarnation, you’ll understand what Christmas is about. The Apostles’ Creed doesn’t use the word incarnation, but it teaches the doctrine of the Incarnation when it says, “conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary.” Let’s take a look at the first two verses. It’s frankly doctrinal, and it’s boldly historical.