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Unto you is born Christ the Lord

“Yes,” said Queen Lucy. “In our world too, a stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world.”

These words from Narnian adventurer Lucy Pevensie in C.S. Lewis’ The Last Battle well articulate the irony and the majesty of the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Only the wisdom of the Creator and Lord of the universe could turn our notions of normal on their ear in such a profound way, revealing to us a manger whose “inside is bigger than its outside.” It seems He delights in astounding His creatures with His infinite ability to exceed and confound their expectations.

No doubt the news of Christ’s birth came as a jaw-dropping, thrill-inducing revelation to those shepherds so long ago. The very God whom Solomon had described as uncontainable, even by the heavens, has confined Himself to the womb of a woman? How could it be?

But, while the physical wonder of what God somehow accomplished in the incarnation is colossal in its display of power and wisdom, that is not even the point of the angel’s announcement to the shepherds — it is simply the paper on which an even more marvelous proclamation is embossed forever.

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“Yes,” said Queen Lucy. “In our world too, a stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world.”

These words from Narnian adventurer Lucy Pevensie in C.S. Lewis’ The Last Battle well articulate the irony and the majesty of the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Only the wisdom of the Creator and Lord of the universe could turn our notions of normal on their ear in such a profound way, revealing to us a manger whose “inside is bigger than its outside.” It seems He delights in astounding His creatures with His infinite ability to exceed and confound their expectations.

No doubt the news of Christ’s birth came as a jaw-dropping, thrill-inducing revelation to those shepherds so long ago. The very God whom Solomon had described as uncontainable, even by the heavens, has confined Himself to the womb of a woman? How could it be?

But, while the physical wonder of what God somehow accomplished in the incarnation is colossal in its display of power and wisdom, that is not even the point of the angel’s announcement to the shepherds — it is simply the paper on which an even more marvelous proclamation is embossed forever.

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