Friday, December 6, 2013

Anticipating Christmas (Max Lucado)

As we anticipate Christmas, it is good to look at His story, "a collection of monumental moments that remind us that Christ cared enough to experience life with us. Christmas is the time to remember that Christ not only came, but he stayed, he lived, he cared." ~ Max Lucado, introduction from Celebrating Christmas with Jesus, An Advent Devotional  

     And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
     For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.  John 1:14, 17-18

...God had come near. No silk. No ivory. No hype. To think of Jesus in such a light is  - well, it seems almost irreverent, doesn't it? It is much easier to keep humanity out of the incarnation.

But don't do it. For heaven's sake, don't. Let him be as human as he intended to be. Let him into the mire and muck of our world. For only if we let him in can he pull us out.

~ Max Lucado in God Came Near and Celebrating Christmas with Jesus: An Advent Devotional, Day 1

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