New Blog Post: “The Incarnation of Christ”
We all know that during the Season of Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Theologically, we call this the incarnation of Christ. So, what does this mean? As we read in The Heidelberg Catechism (HC) (Question & Answer 35): “That the eternal Son of God, who is and remains true and eternal God, took to himself, through the working of the Holy Spirit, from the flesh and blood of the virgin Mary, a truly human nature so that he might become David’s true descendant, like his brothers in every way, except for sin.” So, why is the incarnation important? As we read in HC (Q & A 36): “He is our mediator, and with his innocence and perfect holiness he removes from God’s sight my sin—mine since I was conceived.” Just think about that for a moment: God taking on flesh for us, so that he could save us in the flesh (sin). What a gracious and compassionate God! This is the God we serve and worship in the Christmas season and beyond. So enjoy your Christmas celebrations, remembering the mystery and blessing of the incarnation.