Mrery Csitmrhas

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I’m sure the very first Christmas was a bit messy. An unmarried couple forced to travel a long distance and then deliver a baby in a stable, surrounded by animals. It must have been extremely lonely, what with no family around. Lonely, that is, until uninvited, unknown guests showed up with, some would call, interesting, gifts for the newborn child.

Stable, animals, strangers, umbilical cord…messy.

Today, most of us try to neatly package Christmas. “The stocking were hung by the chimney with care…”

Yet I’m not sure this Christmas will be any less messy than the first one. Anyone who thinks differently has never ventured out on Black Friday or gone to the mall on Christmas Eve.

So it is this Christmas, rather than make any feeble attempts to package Christmas in a nicely wrapped container, let’s admit that Christmas can be messy.

For this reason I offer Luke 1.30-33 to you, a bit messier than you’re used to seeing it.

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But if you look closely and take your time, you’ll see the message of that first Christmas.

A Savior born in a stable, in a stone manger. His name…

Manger

Jesus…placed in a stone container.

Later placed in a tomb…covered by a stone.

Three days later…the stone was rolled away.

From birth to resurrection…surrounded by a stone.

Now our Chief Cornerstone (1 Peter 2.6).

May your Christmas be a bit messy and wonderfully merry.

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2 thoughts on “Mrery Csitmrhas

    David said:
    December 12, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Great thoughts Rod. Love the word cloud.

    Bethany said:
    December 18, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Love this post! Merry Christmas dad. 🙂

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