The birth of a certain child two thousand years ago in Bethlehem prompted a man to ask a very uncommon question in a hymn: “What Child Is This?” It was an uncommon question because it asked about the birth of a very uncommon child.
What Child Is This? The angel who announced this child’s birth on Christmas Eve answered the question this way: “a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” The hymnwriter answered it this way: “This, this is Christ the king.” They both want to make known the identity of this child.
This hymn helps us make connections that we might not otherwise make. “Joy, joy, for Christ is born, The babe, the son of Mary!”
Can’t make it? Pick up an “What Child is This?” Advent devotion book at the Welcome Center.