237) What Happened on Christmas?

By C. S. Lewis in Mere Christianity

     The Second Person in God, the Son, became human Himself:  he was born into the world as an actual man– a real man of a particular height, with hair of a particular color, speaking a particular language, weighing so many pounds.  The Eternal Being, who knows everything and who created the whole universe, became not only a man, but a baby, and before that a fetus inside a woman’s body. If you want to get the hang of it, think how you would like to become a slug or a crab.


Philippians 2:5-7  —  In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:  Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.

John 1:1-5, 9-12, 14  —  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  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 mankind.  The light shines in the darkness,and the darkness has not overcome it…   The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.  He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.  He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.  Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children 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.

II Corinthians 5:19a  —  God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself…



Lord Jesus Christ, Son of  the Living God, have mercy on me, a poor sinner.  Amen.