In the second installation of our Elf-themed Christmas series, Sent, we centered around the “weirdness” of our Sent Savior, the One who is light that came into the darkness. We may have become so acquainted with the Christmas story that we have lost our wonder at the amazing absurdity of a Savior King, born in a stable. He who called those with influence to give everything up, and promised those with nothing everything. This Christmas we reflect with awe and gratitude on the beautiful absurdity of the God-man, who came as a baby to save the whole world.
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Additional passages: Isaiah 61:1, 53:3-6
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Additional passages: John: 9-18; 3:19-20; 14:1-3, 16:12-13