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What’s the beauty in Christmas?

Maybe it’s the gentleness

of a God who cares

Maybe it’s the compassion

of a God who wants things to be better ….

fairer…..

kinder.

Maybe it’s the humility

of God as a baby

Maybe it’s the vulnerability

of God entering humanity.

Maybe it’s the justice

of telling poor shepherds first.

Maybe it’s the miracle

of the unsuspecting virgin giving birth …..

her husband confused …..

and both misunderstood,

yet bold enough to trust

to trust in a totally unpredictable

and totally trustworthy God.

The God of Love

The God of Comfort

The God of Grace.

Maybe it’s the inclusion

of rich foreigners,

who do not know the Jewish God

who have not heard of Jehovah

have not read the Book

are not expecting the new king to be God.

Maybe it’s the peace

of a sleeping newborn,

who promises to save us from our selves.

Maybe it’s the joy

of knowing the friendship of God,

a friendship that can’t be earned …..

only received.

Maybe that’s the beauty in Christmas!

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