There, is love.

There’s a saying that I come across once in a while:

Those who are knowledgeable, know that Frankenstein wasn’t the monster:

Those who are wise, know that he was.

A similar thought comes to me each time I see this cartoon.

Indeed, those who are knowledgeable can speak volumes about the Incarnation and the multiplicity of its meanings. Greek and Latin words and phrases may abound. And, all who hear or read their words may well be awestruck by the erudition shown. But, what does the wise person have to say about the birth of the Christ Child? Well, those who are wise might well point to the work of the poets, rather than that of the scholars. I rather like the poems of Christina Rosetti, and in particular this poem which she published in 1885:

Love came down at Christmas,

Love all lovely, Love Divine,

Love was born at Christmas,

Star and Angels gave the sign.
 

Worship we the Godhead,

Love Incarnate, Love Divine,

Worship we our Jesus,

But wherewith for sacred sign?
 

Love shall be our token,

Love be yours and love be mine,

Love to God and all men,

Love for plea and gift and sign.
 
Those who are wise, point to the babe in the manger and say, “There, is love.”   Merry Christmas!
 
Pastor Blyth