Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. 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. (John 1:1-14 NIV)
For each of us there are holy moments of silently knowing: the Word has become flesh…Christ has come to make His dwelling in us…the One and only from the Father is full of grace and truth.
This is part of our present, one-day-at-a-time, journey. Tonight you and I are invited into a silent moment of grace and truth because the Prince of peace is born for us.
Lo, in the silent night
A child to God is born
And all is brought again
That ere was lost or lorn.
Could but thy soul, O man
Become a silent night!
God would be born in thee
And set all things aright.
~A 15th Century verse, by an unknown author
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift (2Cor. 9:15)!