Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:12–14 (NIV)
A little girl, dressed as an angel in a Christmas pageant was told to come down the center aisle. The child asked, “Do you want me to walk or fly?”
Christmas is a special time. A time of wonder and awe. A time of hope. Not the kind of hope we have when we wish things could be better or people would act nicer. Not the kind of hope we have wishing that our dreams will come true.
No, Christmas’ hope is far more certain. Christmas, you see, is a time of possibilities. It is a reminder that wonderful things can happen. Hearts can change. Impossible things can happen. Angels can fly.
How can I be so sure? Is it because I’m thinking positively enough or someone sprinkled magic dust on me? No. I believe that the impossible can happen because it already has. On that first Christmas, God became flesh and lived in our world. And because He did, He promised us that we could become like Him.
We live in a world where little angels can fly. I know it because God became a little baby and changed my life.
Thank You that in You all things are possible. Thank You that You can make angels fly and change a heart like mine. But most of all, thank You that Your Son became flesh.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.