More Christmas in March

Our hymn of the month is Hark the Herald Angels sing, and Charles Wesley penned such rich truth in it. Let’s take a look at verse 2.
Christ by highest heav'n adored Christ the everlasting Lord!
This means the angels in heaven worship Christ. Everything and everyone men and angels alike, were made through Jesus and made for Jesus.
Late in time behold Him come Offspring of a Virgin's womb
This means not that Jesus was late for an appointment, but that God let a lot of time go by between making and keeping His promises, to give us time to repent and believe Him, to grow in obedience and to teach our children, grandchildren for generations to trust Him.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see Hail the incarnate Deity
This means as John says, that though no one had ever seen God, God the Son has made Him known. If you have seen Me you have seen the Father, Jesus told Phillip. God put on flesh, veiling His deity though it was always there. Thomas rightly worships, “My Lord and my God!”
Pleased as man with man to dwell Jesus, our Emmanuel
God came to live with us – Immanuel means God with us. And He was pleased to. Jesus wasn’t walking around disgusted with us all the time. He came to us in our sin and weakness to lovingly pull us out of it. Do the same for others with compassion instead of disgust.
Hark! The herald angels sing "Glory to the newborn King!"
So listen to the angels give glory to the infant in the manger, who is the promised King of God’s Kingdom.


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