Christmas Proclamation: Trusting God through Impossibilities
In the "Advent" portion of his poetic oratorio, W. H. Auden chiseled words about the Word becoming flesh:
We who must die demand a miracle.How could the Eternal do a temporal act,The Infinite become a finite fact?Nothing can save us that is possible:We who must die demand a miracle.
Captured here is a miraculous truth: that to save us, God's infinite Son emptied himself, humbled himself (Phil. 2:6-8), even placing himself under human reproductive processes (Gal. 4:4). This is the miracle ...