Christmas Day, 2016
Rev. Benjamin Tyler Holt
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:1-5).
Prior to the Incarnation—which occurred at the Annunciation, nine months before Jesus’ birth—prior to that, this is how we spoke of the Second Person of the Holy Trinity:
We refer to Jesus as the Divine Word. The Pre-Incarnate Christ. The logos.
This is how we flesh out, no pun intended, the various places in the Old Testament where there is a strange, Christ-like figure.