You have united the magnificence of your resplendent power with the prudence of human judgment when you took flight to Egypt to escape Herod.
From the prayer of the eighth day of the Maronite Christmas Novena.
For a child is born to us, a son is given to us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:5
O Lord, you are one person who has two natures, and have taught us what you have heard from the Father. We implore you, to grant us a living faith and good works in accordance with that faith.
From the prayer of the seventh day of the Maronite Christmas Novena.
But a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. Isaiah 11:1
O Word of God, you have come from the mouth of God to be the life for all people.
From the prayer of the sixth day of the Maronite Christmas Novena.
You left the glory of your divinity and loved the lowliness of our human nature to become our model of humility and lowliness.
From the prayer of the fifth day of the Maronite Christmas Novena.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who lived in a land of gloom a light has shone. Isaiah 9:1
"By dwelling in the womb of your mother, you have made her the most pure and glorious of all virgins."
From the prayer of the fourth day of the Maronite Christmas Novena.
The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. John 1:9
Image: Detail from a mosaic in the Rosary Basilica of Lourdes. Photo by: Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P. on Flickr