Saturday, December 21, 2013


I was thinking today, how hard it would be to entrust a baby, a son, forever into the care of another. On one level, it seems so crazy. We think of the peacefulness of sending Christ into the World...Silent Night, the shining star, gifts from wise men, shepherds adoring...But God sent the Babe to a world of political strife and vicious power struggles...a world where a crazed ruler would even slay innocent babies trying to prevent a king from being raised up. To men who would condemn and kill him, rather than welcome and accept him.

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
--John 1:12-13 
More than entrusting a babe to this world...his Spirit fills our hearts. Just as crazy. Just as wondrous. May we contemplate him, and be full of thanks this Christmas.

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