RE-thinking the Numbers
December 1, 2018
December 21, 2018

Christmas 2018

Good Morning !!!

Every year about this time, I become overwhelmed at the incredibility of the Incarnation Story…
God in Swaddling Clothes; the Infinite confined by flesh and time; Creator and Conqueror Poured Out as Eucharist…

I Love the Angels Announcement in the Sky !!
I Smile at the thought of Shepherds leaving their Flocks. 😉
I Recognize the Humor of Wisemen from the East following a Star to Nazareth and defying a paranoid despot. 👍

But I am broken, stuck and humbled by God’s Call to Likeness in Philippians 2… 💔😌
“Have the same mindful attitude that Christ Jesus had…”

I am broken because God through Paul calls us to More and Less…
More of Him and Less of me.
More humility.
Less fight.

Less than I presently have…
More than the world believes possible…
Read the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:3-12…

He emptied Himself of His Power and Privilege…
He took up a life of servanthood & sacrifice…
He refused to be lord and scorned titles…
His Kingdom is not of this world.

You Must Have the Same Mind… Philippians 2:5

Have thine own way Lord
Have thine own way
Thou art the Potter, I am the Clay
Mold me and Make me after Thy will
While I am waiting, yielded and still.

Father God, Amen and Amen.