This is the week we will celebrate the Nativity of the most high God, incarnate. The Liturgy of St. Basil will proclaim, "As God, fulfilling all things, O Christ, you were in the tomb in your body, in Hades with your soul, in paradise with the thief and on the throne together with the Father and the Spirit; O You that are boundless".
Christmas, we will Glorify as did the angels the coming of the Transcendent One, who will appear as a babe in the arms of his mother, having taken His body from her, a sanctified temple and spiritual paradise, the glory from whom God was incarnate and became a child. Her womb was a throne, and her body more spacious than the heavens. It contained God. Who can understand this great mystery? The Son of the ever virgin and mother of God, existed before all ages..
The Kontakion of the feast says that "the earth offers a cave to the unapproachable One." (God who made all creation, and things). The stars, angels, shepherds and Kings will worship Him.
God was born for our sake, as a little child, so we could become like Him, our God. There is no greater love than this......
Will you ponder these things and receive Him....because no matter where you go, dead or alive, He will be there with you; You are His creation. He was born to Love You, a God that has always been and will always be the lover of mankind.
The words that come from the hymn, "O Holy Night" tell us that "His law is Love and His gospel is Peace". A Peace that transcends all time and place, through the Transcendent One. Who can fathom it? Christ the Lord is born to us in Bethlehem; who is placed in the arms of a young maiden, wearing swaddling clothes, and is lying in the manager. Because, there was no room in the inn, where angels and all creation worshiped Him.
Is your heart ready to receive Him?
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