The Incarnation of the Son of God
However joyful the angelic host of the midnight hours, however contemplative the shepherds’ simple gaze of dawn, the full scope of Incarnation is only glimpsed in the noon light of the Johannine “Prologue.” God’s Word dwells in our midst, has become fully incarnate, in the life, death and transfigured humanity of the Messiah.
Incarnation, then, is a process that embraces the fullness of human existence and desires the transformation of all humanity.
Paul powerfully proclaims Incarnation’s magnitude and hope:
“The risen Christ must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. And the last enemy to be destroyed is death … When all things are subjected to Christ, then the Son himself will also be subjected to the one who put all things in subjection under him, so that God may be all in all” (1 Cor 15: 25, 26, 28).