Scripture: John 1:1-2, 14-18
Hymn: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
During Christmas time we celebrate the gift of Jesus—God Himself come down to earth as a man. The first thing we celebrate about Jesus is the most important of all. Jesus is not only a man. He is God! That is why we worship Him. That is why we pray to Him. And that is why He was the only one who could bring new life when all God’s creation was dead with sin. When Jesus lived on earth, His disciples learned who He was. On the day Jesus went to be baptized by His friend, John, the most amazing thing happened: When the dove came down from heaven to rest on Jesus, God’s voice spoke: “This is my beloved Son!” On another day Jesus asked his disciple Peter if he knew who Jesus was. Peter knew. He answered, “You are Christ, the Son of the living God.” At another time Jesus was with a few of his disciples on a mountain and He was transfigured. He was changed so that the disciples saw Him not as a man but as God. They were amazed and full of joy because they knew Jesus was not only their friend on earth. He was the Lord of heaven and earth. Jesus was sent into our world from heaven by the Father. Jesus and the Father are both God. They are the same God, but different persons. The Holy Spirit is God, too. Father, Son and Holy Spirit. One God in three persons. It is a great mystery. This is what it means when we say God is the Trinity. This is why we pray to our Heavenly Father, why we pray to Jesus, and why we pray to the Holy Spirit. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit together are God, the Most High, the Most Holy, and the Most Glorious of all.
Heavenly Father, Jesus, Son of God, Holy Spirit, we worship you as God the Trinity. You alone are Most High. You alone are Must Holy. We bless You and we give You glory for Your great goodness and love. We pray to You in Jesus’ Name, Amen.