A Blessed Christmas And The Carnival Of The Reformation II: Solus Christus

Solus Christus – that is Christ alone for you non Latin speakers, one of the four solas of the Reformation. David Wayne of Jollyblogger is hosting the Second Carnival of the Reformation, featuring the aforementioned Solus Christus as the focus of all of the carnival’s postings. Some of the posts are absolutely wonderful and some are extremely challenging, such as the one by Diane of Crossroads – Somebody’s Missing, in which she challenges the relegation of Christ solely to the sphere of he whom you accept for salvation while leaving all of the demands and doctrine that make that possible in closet. That is one stuffed closet these days. Needless to say, I wholeheartedly agree with her. While I admit that the Reformation Carnival is not blog posting lite, please consider the accumulated efforts as theological Christmas gifts from each of the authors. Extremely recommend!

baby Jesus in the mangerNot to be forgotten, I want to wish each and every one of you, along with all those you love and care for, a blessed celebration of Christ’s birth, as well a deep understanding of what God’s permanent entry into time and space means for all of us. May you find the “peace that passes all understanding”, which is embodied in this infant born to Mary.

I will leave you with my favorite line from all the Christmas hymns and songs we sing or heard sung. “Lo! he abhors not the Virgin’s womb…” Here is the full verse (#2) from “O Come All Ye Faithful.”

God of God, Light of Light,
Lo! he abhors not the Virgin’s womb;
Very God, Begotten not created.
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.