Thursday, December 14, 2017

Devotion - Thursday, December 14

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak to a group of high school students at one of our Greenville congregations.  As my notes began to take form, I found one word to be central to what needed to be said.  "Incarnation."

Incarnation is the word which attempts to address the significance of God taking on our form.  Incarnation acknowledges the action of setting aside the glories of heaven in order to take on human form.  Incarnation means that God shares our flesh and enters into our realities.

This is not a fake inhabiting.  Jesus does not have the appearance of a human.  Jesus is human.

Christmas is all about this motion on the part of God.  Christmas is the acknowledgement that God has experienced the pains and hardships which are experienced in our lives.  

My sending prayer for you over this Christmas Break is that you will remember and be reminded that God is with you.  And that God desires nothing more than to be with you.  As you celebrate and give thanks, receive the gift of God's presence in your life and along side the life you live.

See you in January.

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