The Incarnation Through the Eyes of CS Lewis
John 1:1-4, 14
The Gospel writer John states it well when describing Advent and what we are ‘waiting for’, “In the beginning was the Word, and Word was with God, and the Word was God. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all humanity. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it…” OK, what are we exactly waiting for? It has something to do with ‘light.’
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” This is what we are waiting for: Jesus, God’s Son, the Word (divine LOGOS), stepping into history, in the flesh, in the fullness of God’s timing.
This event, the Incarnation of Jesus, embodied in flesh and time, reveals God’s love for the world (this love is a bright light that shines in the darkness). It is the event that embodies the wholeness of life itself. Jesus being born is no small thing. In fact, it is everything.
Over the remaining two Sunday’s of Advent in our 2020 season, I will attempt to communicate the importance and centrality of the Incarnation in history and to life as we know it and experience it. This Sunday, December 13th, we will look at the Incarnation through the coming to the Christian faith of CS Lewis. On Sunday, December 20th, we will look at the Incarnation through the masterpiece of George Frederick Handel’s The Messiah. Also looking forward to Christmas Eve worship with you (details unfolding as we are planning what hopes to be a meaningful experience for all ages, whether viewing from home or experiencing in person.)
“Unto us a child is born, to us a Son is given, and his name shall be called, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace…”
A light shines in the darkness,
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