The Incarnation (Spoken Word)

What good is the Christmas story if it’s void of God and his glory?
What’s the worth of the words “peace on earth” if it’s not rooted in the truth of Christ’s birth?

What benefit is it for us to discuss the joy of the season
unless we fix our hearts and minds on the principal reason that Christ has atoned for us?

See Christmas is more than just a story of a baby born in a manger
More than a poor fiancé engaged to a humble virgin teenager

More than a magi, more than gold, frankincense, and myrrh
It’s more than a narrative of a nativity scene; it was so much more that occurred

It’s the coming of the Messiah, the fulfillment of all Old Testament promises
The prophecy of the suffering servant and all of his accomplishments

The second person of the Trinity commissioned to abandon his position
And literally set aside the independent exercise of his attributes in full submission

The Word manifested in the flesh, the fullness of God expressed
The self-emptying Jesus poured out at the Father's request

The image of the invisible God, the radiance of the Father’s fame
Holy, but retained his humanness to empathize with our pain

He was unjustly crushed, chastised, cursed, and shamed
Mocked and adorned with a crown of thorns, disgraced but he still faced the grave

To fulfill the Father’s will, to come and die in the place of sinful men
And receive the full fury of God's judgment upon himself instead

The most monumental mark for mankind made in human history
Wretched sinners being made righteous only by the wounds of the risen King

The condescending of a holy God made in the likeness of men
A child born to be the Savior that would save the world from their sins

The offspring of the virgin’s womb
The Christ, God’s own Son, fully God, yet fully man, the only theanthropic One

This is what we celebrate: Christ the newborn King, veiled in flesh, the Godhead see
Hail, incarnate Deity!

Editors’ note: watch the video here.

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