Monday, December 22, 2014

Advent Thought #22, December 22

I like to think of Advent as a journey.  When my son was little, we had a flannelgraph picture of Mary and Joseph traveling over the landscape, each day getting closer to Bethlehem.  When they arrived there on December 25, the baby came out and so did the angel and shepherds.  A nice way to teach the story.

So our destination gets one day closer.  And what does that mean? 

That we have a God who deigned to know human living, without human sin; who knows human suffering; who "learned obedience by the things which he suffered." (a mystery verse).  What else?

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