In our devotional reading today part of a seventeenth century poem was quoted, written by Richard Crashaw (1612-49).
Welcome, all wonders in one sight!
Summer in winter; day in night;
Heaven in earth, and God in man.
Great little one, whose all-embracing birth
Lifts earth to heaven, stoops heav'n to earth.
It made me stop and ponder....such profound contrasts contracted and compacted in one truly all-embracing birth. There is nowhere else and no-one else for whom such words make any sense at all. But in the incarnation they do. The world's most amazing event occurs. Share in pondering with me!