Tuesday, December 25, 2018
The Babe, the God-Hero
My life totally changed 31 years ago. I woke up that Christmas morning and the nurses brought me a beautiful baby with a red cap in a large Christmas stocking.
And then six months later, You came, Beloved and invited me into Your love. You change everything.
2000+ years ago You came in the dark of night, to a far-away land, hidden and yet in plain sight. Humble, poor and helpless, yet mighty and glorified.
A Babe lying in a manger.
But You would not stay hidden, You would come out of hiding to heal and teach and serve. You would die for us and be raised because death could not hold You. You brought peace and yet also a battle that still rages.
You are invisible again, except through us, we must proclaim You.
Christ is the Lord! Oh praise His Name forever!
His power and glory evermore proclaim!
We must not give up our hope in You to heal us, our family, our nation, our world. You will continue to build Your gathering of followers and the gates of hell will not prevail against us!
You will prevail, our Jesus, God-Hero, Prince of Peace!
Give us courage to continue to praise and proclaim Your Holy Name, Your Kingdom, Your Peace!