Is it possible that we can sometimes miss the importance of the moment? That’s the thought C.S. Lewis is bringing to light in the quote above.
The beginning of Isaiah’s prophecy in Isaiah 9:6 begins with “for unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given…” That simple sentence contains both the humanity and deity of Christ. A child was born in His humanity, but the Son of God was given as the ultimate gift unto us!
On a Christmas day nearly five hundred years ago, Martin Luther preached these words-
“For whom was he conceived and born? For whom did he suffer and die? For us, for us, for us! Always add us! That is why the church fathers rightly put the word: “And in Jesus Christ, our Lord.” into the creed. We should relate this word to every sentence: He was conceived for us and born for us, suffered for us and raised for us, ascended for us and sitting at the right [hand of God] for us.”
Read through that quote again and give those phrases some thought today. For us! It is a simple, but the meaningful phrase that describes God’s love for us.