It is that wonderous day! The time to mark and celebrate the tangible word made flesh of our Lord and Savior. In Christmas we celebrate the seemingly impossible. The promise of salvation, previously denied has been tangibly restored through God’s grace. Yet still the world is not at peace.
“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:12-14 (NIV)
At the time of his birth there was drama and strife and, despite the miracle of his birth and the many years since, it seems that the peace the angels foretold is still searching for faithful hearts and fertile minds in which to root and flourish.
On us His favor rests and peace, lost through willful disobedience, is miraculously restored to our reach. This year, can it find a home in your home; sacred space to fully bloom into the promised fruit manifested by His incarnation?
God has fierce faith in us and our capacity, despite the odds and proofs of human failings. Happy Christmas then, and may His peace claim you; may your heart be open and bold enough to receive it and give it the space to grow.
submitted by the Fredrikson Center Team