The Word became flesh and made his home among us. We have seen his glory, glory like that of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. John 1:14The amazing truth of Christmas is the Lord’s coming is our homecoming. The author, poet and Christian theologian G. K. Chesterton caught this truth in his classic poem, “The House of Christmas.”
“To an open house in the evening Home shall men come, To an older place than Eden And a taller town thanRome; To the end of the way of the wandering star, To the things that cannot be and that are, To the place where God was homeless And all men are at home.”May this Christmas be for you a true home-coming. Luther is said to have remarked, “The Gospel is not so much miracle as a marvel.” The God of the universe has made a home among us. Truly, we have seen God’s glory, full of grace and truth. May your Christmas be merry in the bright light that is the natal star.