John 1:14, The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
As I said yesterday, part of the greatness of Christmas is the Spectacular sameness. We see the same trees, the same lights and the same foods every year, but every year provides something new and spectacular. Part of the spectacular nature of Christmas is that we sing some of the same songs, but every time we hear them they offer a new look into the greatness and simplicity of Christmas. One of those songs is “Away in a Manger”.
It is one of the shortest Christmas Carols you will sing this year with only 3 short verses but with powerful meaning. Here are the lyrics of verse 1:
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head.
The stars in the sky looked down where He lay, The little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay.
Part of what makes that song so powerful, are those three words, “The Little Lord Jesus” which is restated twice in every verse of the song.
Christmas is definitely the time that we remember “the Little Lord Jesus”, but we must always remember that He was not always the Little Lord Jesus as John’s Gospel reminds us saying, The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
That verse speaks of that Little Lord Jesus who is grown up allowing us to see the “Glory of the Father, full of grace and truth!”
My prayer for you and your family this Christmas season is that you would see the full grown grace and truth of the Father this Christmas.
Take Care and have a blessed Christmas!
John Mark Caton