Painting by Abraham Hunter –

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christ is born.....

"This night, you on this ­visited planet, your rescue is here. 
You can breathe. 
Your God extends now on straw. 
He lays Himself down in your mire. 
He unfolds Himself in the stench you want to hide, in that mess that is your impossible, in the mucked straw you don’t want anyone to know. 
Rejected at the inn, holy God comes in small to where you feel rejected and small. 
*God is with you now.* 
Wherever you ­are—­
in a soundless cry or hidden brokenness or in your ­ache—
God always wants to be with you. 
You are not ever left alone in this. 
We are never left alone in this; 
*God is with us*. 
Tonight there are no big people --- 
only the Manger Tramps, 
Manger Tramps who tramp in with all our poverty of spirit ... 
*so there can be an abundance of God.* 
God comes as a Babe because grace is weightless. 
*Grace is weightless."

~~~Ann Voscamp~~~

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Breathing in Jesus,

Deb

2 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! A perfect message for this blessed day. Merry Christmas!

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  2. Very blessed by the story of the spider web you shared with me. Made my morning. HOPE you and yours have a very, very Merry Christmas and a blessed 2014.

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