Advent Reflection #3
“At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit,” (10:21) . . .
“All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows who the son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
Here we see the Trinitarian pattern that is on display so often in the New Testament. Jesus, the Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit, reveals the Father.
In this verse, that final clause needs highlighting or underlining, or something (alas, these are not possible on Facebook) – “and to anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” The Trinitarian Godhead is a mystery to all, except those to whom the Son reveals such mysteries. And who might those special ones be?
All! Jesus perfectly revealed the Father’s love to all.
As we prepare our hearts to experience his birth anew, we eagerly anticipate the fullness of God manifesting itself in the unlikeliest of places – a manger in Bethlehem. Or perhaps in an even more unlikely place – your heart, your mind, your life.
Jesus revealed the Father to all! Let us rejoice!
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.