12.22.2007

Merry Christmas



I got a lovely Christmas card the other day from Pastor Jack Hayford. In the card he shared a Christmas meditation and I wanted to share it with you.

"Immanuel.

Transparently, the unveiled God bares His heart, stripping away all man calls 'dignity', stooping with immeasurable humility into time, unto earth, to take up residence within a womb, then incarnate in infancy to be laid in straw on the edge of an obscure town.

Transactionally, the unclothed God bares His face to the spittle, His head to the thorns, His hands and feet to the spikes, His side to a spear, His life unto death, and His body unto a tomb; thus invested in infamy to be paid as the blood-price in exchange for obscured souls.

The light became transparently revealing,
disclosing His heart of love,
and that Love became transactionally releasing,
dispensing His gift of grace.

And this Christmas as at the first, the glory of His light and the wonder of His love abides.

With us... For us... Among us... Within us.

All hail Emmanuel!"

May God's grace and peace rule and reign over you and your family.
May His banner over you be Love.

God bless you. Merry Christmas.

1 comment:

larsentk said...

I have not read your blog in some time, but it was cool to catch up. Thanks for all the pics and writing. I too read Erwins's books, and listen to Mosaic by podcast as well. Good stuff. He reminds me to love Jesus first.

Merry Christmas to you and your family, and prayers for an even better New year!