Monday, December 24, 2012
Merry Christmas from a corner of the world with no snow! But then there was no snow in Bethlehem either the night that Jesus was born and laid in a manger.
It's so amazing that the the Son of God, who is God himself, came to this wretched world as a tiny little baby and experienced all the things we do just so he could live a blameless and sinless life in order to be the perfect sacrifice die on a cross and then come back to life three days later.
Tonight I went caroling at a hospital and afterwards someone shared some thoughts about the Christmas story. Jesus knew what it was like to have a dirty diaper (sounds sacrilegious doesn't it?), what it was like to not be able to communicate, what teasing children and preteen & teenage awkwardness were like. He's been there, done that. He knows. He knows how you feel. He knows what you're going through.
Share your burdens and joys with him and rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel! (Did you know Emmanuel means 'God with us'?)
P.S. I'd post a picture or share video of some great Christmas carols, but the internet is incredibly slow here (I'm visiting a friend). Next week I'll be back home and will get back to book blogging.
P.P.S. Guess I'll have to try posting this later, an internet connection speed of 1 to 4 kbps is not enough to publish this.