On this day, it is my prayer that you were able to not only remember the incarnation of the Lord in word and song, but that you were also able to physically participate in His incarnation by eating His very Body and Blood. (Luke 22:17-20).
But if you, like me, were not able to receive the Lord bodily, there can still be a real spiritual communion. God gave Christ to Mary bodily, but to the shepherds by proclamation and sight. God gives Christ to us in both Word and Sacrament.
Unto us is born a Savior! He is Christ the Lord! Merry Christmas to all!
Mild, he lays his glory by,
Born that man no more may die,
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth:
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King.
— “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing,” text by Charles Wesley.