God on High –
More than ever, we need to feel irrefutable Christmas truth.
Thank You for the lights and the food and the music and the gifts: multi-sensory here-and-now reminders of the extravagant wealth you ushered into our poverty –
the radiance You shone into our darkness.
Thank You that truth is always the perfect plumb line between the pendulum extremes of liberal and conservative.
I pray we’d be so steeped in truth that we wouldn’t swing to the side of all things insubstantial, feel-good, flaky and fake.
I pray we’d be so steeped in truth that we wouldn’t swing to the side of all things Spiritless, straight-jacketed, law-bound and unadventurous.
I pray the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the Christmas truth would produce in us well-founded, wild emotion.
Burst our hearts with joy.
Flood our lives with peace.
In the Name of Jesus who was born to die, so that we might live,
. . .
MERRY CHRISTMAS, wonderful you! I’ll be taking a break for a week or so – but I’m so excited to see you on the blank pages of a new year! With our God, the best is yet to be. 2018, we’re coming for you!
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