Today, we celebrate the incarnation of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ and thus setting into play the divine plan for our salvation. Christ came to earth, and through the Virgin Mary, took on human flesh – our flesh – and in so doing became the” Man – God.” The significance of this is incalculable but perhaps is best summed up by St Athanasius who averred that: God became man so that man could become God by adoption. What greater gift could there be! What love has the creator for his creation!
If his birth can be encapsulated in one word, it must be this: JOY. Joy is a word full of hope and elation. Hope, because there is now a plan of salvation available to us all, whereas before there was only hopelessness. Elation because we now know that God so loved the world that he sent his son so that the world may be saved. No wonder today the world dances for joy.