What has been the happiest day of your life? On January 23, 2021, my daughter got married in a small masked ceremony in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. After the wedding, as I danced the night away with our immediate family and the happy couple’s closest friends, my brother hugged me and said he had never seen me so happy.
This is a lot to take in for dear Joseph. But it is a lot to take in for us as well! At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of the Son of God, fully man and fully God. We call this miracle growing inside Mary, the incarnation, meaning the eternal God took on flesh. Paul puts it this way when writing about Christ Jesus: “Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death – even death on a cross!” Philippians 2:6-8