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Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Word Made Flesh

He could have remained far above us in his holy heaven. Angels attend him and perfection surrounds him, but he did not remain removed and aloof; God came down to us. In fact, he actually became one of us. He shared in our pain, our sweat, our grime.

He could have written us off. He could have decided we were not worth the effort. If we destroyed each other, that was our problem. Love compelled him. Love could not sit idle while humanity continued it's steady slide into self destruction. Love had to intervene.

He could have just sent us a bible and left it at that, but that would not do. He could have sent an angel or a prophet but he did more than that; he came in person. He did not want to just tell us the message of salvation he decided to be our salvation. He wanted us to see, feel and know clearly that he loves us and wants us to be with him.

Behold, the Word made flesh. God among us.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Advent - Are You Ready?

Every year our family celebrates Advent. It's a great way to lead the family in our devotion to Christ. We light the candles, read scripture, sing hymns and discuss the deeper things of life. I believe every man is pastor of his own family and that church-life begins at home. That may sound a bit chauvinistic in this modern day, but it has been my experience that most christian women have a strong desire for their husbands to take the lead in spiritual things. If you are tired of the commercialism of the holidays, perhaps it's time to make a change?
How do you take the lead in your family to prepare for the advent of the king?