Christmas Eve is the last day of Advent. Tomorrow, we celebrate the coming of Jesus as a baby. Jesus is fully God and fully man. He is “God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made …” but who also “was made man.” (Nicene Creed).
The complete divinity and complete humanity of Jesus Christ cannot be overemphasized especially in this world of ignorance where so many think that Christians and Mohammedans worship the same God, and that all religions are “basically the same.” No one is like Christ, and no god can compare.
What happened at the Incarnation (March 25) and at Christmas (December 25) testifies to the true nature of God, the Trinity. The Incarnation is beautiful and mysterious, and evinces a glory deeper than the greatest show of glory. It is a hidden glory of weakness and love. Almighty God became a real human baby.
Creator of the stars of night,
Thy people’s everlasting Light:
O Christ, Redeemer, save us all
And hear Thy servants when they call.
To God the Father and the Son
And Holy Spirit, Three in One,
Praise, honor, might, and glory be
From age to age eternally.
— “Creator of the Stars of Night,” LSB 351:1, 6.
Blessed Advent and Merry Christmas!