Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Christmas Miracles

A paraphrase of Luther, quoting Saint Bernard:

Three Christmas miracles:

1. God became a man.
2. A mother remained a virgin.
3. Mary had the faith to accept that these mysteries were being accomplished in her.

Luther goes on to say:
"The last is not the least of the three. The virgin birth is a mere trifle for God; that God should become man is a greater miracle; but most amazing of all is that this maiden should credit the announcement that she...had been chosen to be the mother of God."

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus, p. 26.

1 comment:

BoldLion said...

Thank you for sharing this with us!

Hungry to eat His Word,
'Guerite ~ BoldLion