The Mystery of the Incarnation

“He by whom all things were made was made one of all things. The Son of God by the Father without a mother became the Son of man by a mother without a father. The Word Who is God before all time became flesh at the appointed time. The maker of the sun was made under the sun. He Who fills the world lays in a manger, great in the form of God but tiny in the form of a servant; this was in such a way that neither was His greatness diminished by His tininess, nor was His tininess overcome by His greatness.” (Augustine, Sermon 187)”


One thought on “The Mystery of the Incarnation

  1. Grant says:

    That is a wonderful statement of the Incarnation. I love the Biblical wisdom displayed by the way Augustine wrote. He was blessed with a great mind, and we (including the Reformers, I believe Calvin quoted Augustine more than any other theologian) were blessed with him.

    Augustine wrote in a similarly profound way of the Ascension, after Jesus Christ accomplished the purpose of the Incarnation:
    “And He departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here.”

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