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Christmas sermon on the wonder of the incarnation given at St. Martin-in-the-Fields 24 December 2020 by Rev. Dr Samuel Wells

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In the sermon preached at St. Martin-in-the-Fields on 24 December 2020 by Rev. Dr Samuel Wells, the vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, writes, “There’s nothing more mysterious than the wonder of conception, the gradual shaping of a baby in the womb, and then the agony and ecstasy of birth. The vulnerability and the fragility of a helpless baby, give us a remarkable insight into the unique wonder of Christianity. At the incarnation, God’s desire to be our companion was so deep that it involved coming among us as a human being. How vulnerable. God becomes flesh as the most vulnerable little person imaginable, at the mercy of inexperienced parents, clumsy animals, dangerous buildings, hostile rulers. If this was a masterplan to fix the world and set everything right, you’ve got to say the risk register was full to bursting.There are a hundred ways it could all have gone wrong. we still picture God as elderly, wise, bearded, white-robed, a bit gruff, and stuck to a gilded ceiling. And what the Christmas story shows us is a God who is none of those things. In a revelation of the grace and love of God, He says, “I’m a helpless baby before your eyes.” You can read the full sermon at https://www.abc.net.au/religion/samuel-wells-christmas-god-in-our-hands/13012464


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