Sunday, December 11, 2016

Advent 6, 2016

As mentioned before, the real Advent passage is John 1.  I was listening to a podcast of Tim Keller yesterday and he said that the meaning of Advent is in John 1.  "The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." 

Are there any more poignant words in the English language, spoken by one of the disciples in his older years? 

"The Word became flesh" means the expression of God became vulnerable and killable. 

At a college concert yesterday held at a church in Dalton, I saw the perfect Christmas display with the real Christmas tree.  A manger scene about a foot high.  Behind the figures, a cross of rough hewn branches towering above it.  I took pictures to show my husband.  That is what he wanted to put up but couldn't visualize.  The cross and the manger go together. 

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