Sunday, December 23, 2012

I've heard the Christmas story a time or two. I know it's all about how humbly the Creator of the universe came to earth, as a tiny baby human. I love babies & the miracle of pregnancy & that women can literally bring life into the world... but I can't say I've ever really thought about Mary actually carrying Jesus for nine months, feeling pain and Jesus being THAT much of a human!? Jesus was a baby human being... so human & yet so perfectly God?!

"God became a man. While the creatures of earth walked unaware,  D i v i n i t y  arrived. Heaven opened herself and placed her most precious one in a human womb.

The Omnipotent, in one instant, made himself breakable. He who had been spirit became pierceable. He who was larger than the universe became an embryo. And he who sustains the world with a word chose to be dependent upon the nourishment of a young girl.

God was given eyebrows, elbows, two kidneys, and a spleen. He stretched against the walls and floated in the amniotic fluids of his mother.God as a fetus. Holiness sleeping in a womb. The creator of life being created.

God had come near.

He came, not as a flash of light or as an unapproachable conqueror, but as one whose first cries were heard by a peasant girl and a sleepy carpenter. The hands that first held him were unmanicured, calloused, and dirty.

No silk. No ivory. No hype. No party. No hoopla."

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