Meditation on Incarnation: Blessings from on High

We experienced a “blessing from on high” today.  It snowed!  We didn’t have much accumulation, but it was just enough to have a delayed start at school and just enough for the kids to have a little snow play.  When I meditate upon the incarnation of our Lord, the term “blessings from on high” also comes to my mind.  Zacharias declared that his son–John the Baptist–was “the prophet of the Most High” (Lk. 1:76).  In that same prophecy, he called Jesus “the Sunrise from on high” (Lk. 1:78).  Christmas is about “God in the highest” receiving glory (Lk. 2:14) because God was becoming flesh (Jn. 1:14) in order to save His people from their sins (Mt. 1:21)!  It’s the account of a transcendent God descending to dwell among His creation (Jn. 1:14) in order to redeem His people (Lk. 1:68), His sheep (Jn. 10:1-18).  Let me ask you:  Isn’t that something worth celebrating this holiday season?  I think it is!  When you live in Dixie, snow is a blessing.  But no blessing comes close to the blessings from on high that are available to those who receive Jesus Christ (meaning: “to believe upon His name” [Jn. 1:12])!  Believe and rejoice this Christmas!

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