Lord of all creation is Himself born.
Indeed, a God of wonders bursting forth as divine light,
the rising sun coming to us from heaven,
dancing in the darkness bringing joy to the world.
(Photo Credit: Mikko Lagerstedt)
Born to save his people, he is a bridge groom in the manger coming for his bride. The babe wrapped in swaddling clothes dresses his bride in white linen, with love wrapping her in his holiness, pure and bright. The old hymn begins, “Man of sorrows what a name for the man of God who came…” Man of sorrows, enduring sorrows with so much joy, suffered even the shameful death on the cross to obtain the embrace of his bride in oneness. Known by his scars, those astonishing wounds are now healing for the nations, joy to the world. “What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss to bear the dreadful curse for my soul…” are staggering words of joy that millions join to sing in endless hallelujahs.
Darkness has become dawn,
and now sweet Lord of joy,
you invite us to enter the joy of Yourself.
(Photo credit: Joe Holley)