Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Morning Page, Second Edition

This time of year, thoughts of Jesus are constantly in my brain, as well it should be. I love that old, old story! Although, I've always thought the story of Easter tells us more about Jesus than Christmas.

Perhaps, I'm wrong ... because it occurs to me the Nativity tells us something Easter doesn't.

Easter tells of His great love. A love so big He would go through physical pain and death to rescue us from the wages of our own sin.

He could have just appeared on the earth as a grown man and traveled around as a speaker and accomplished getting himself crucified for us. I mean, anyone with his radical ideas could manage to make himself very unpopular with the powers that be.

But the Nativity tells us something different: He got inside of man and walked around in his shoes so we could never say He doesn't understand us, He doesn't know how we feel. He experienced the kind of relationships we have, the work days, the endless stress of providing our own income, the tensions of just getting along with unreasonable people. Why, He even knows what it is like to get up day after day after day and do the same things over again and again, perhaps even thinking, "What's the use?"

I've always loved Eugene Petersen's version of John 1;14,

The Word became flesh and blood,

    and moved into the neighborhood.
We saw the glory with our own eyes,
    the one-of-a-kind glory,
    like Father, like Son,
Generous inside and out,
    true from start to finish.

Since He came, it's never been the same ... "all that He has done is so overwhelming"!

(Subscriber, will have to click through to my blog to see the YouTube video "Overwhelming")

I'm sharing this post @ Jennifer's #TellHisStory:

and, also, in response to Writer's Workshop prompt, #1. Share a quote you love, because I love what the song says in the above video:  "all that He has done is so overwhelming." You can see all the responses to the prompts at Kat Bouska's blog, Mama's Losin' It.

Mama’s Losin’ It


Linda Stoll said...

Thanks for sharing from The Message ... I'm always blessed by this refreshing look into God's Word.

Advent's comfort and joy to you, friend ...

B Nickerson said...

Well said. :)

Abby said...

Nicely put. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

It's all so amazing...

Christine Malkemes said...

So good to hear your voice here. I agree. He is our greatest gift.

KatBouska said...

Beautifully said!