Saturday, December 14, 2013
reflecting on here & now & there & then
I gather it’s not so-o different here and now as it was there and then in the bustling town of Bethlehem. Tho' in stark contrast to all the busy-ness outside, in the stable where Jesus was born I picture the dawn of redeeming grace as ... quiet. Peaceful. Livestock lowing. Lull(aby)ing. And perhaps just a touch of sparkle so appropriately placed in the reflection of radiant beams from His holy face in His young mother's eyes. (Pause here to ponder that privilege!) And I can't help but wonder, as we proceed to prepare Him room(s) in our hearts and homes, if we were to employ a similar profoundly simple approach, appropriately focused on seeking His face, might we also then enjoy a similar privilege?
I Cornithians 4:6 (NIV) For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.