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AN ADVENT DEVOTION
Light and darkness. Chaos and peace. Life and death. These are just some of the conflicting themes in the birth of Christ, but one of the most confounding revelations of Christ's first coming is the humility in which he arrived and lived.
He had everything in heaven: glory, wealth and power.
He could have chosen a variety of ways to deal with our sin and rebellion. With His unfathomable power, God could have destroyed our wickedness and sin. Or in His limitless creativity,
He could have started a new race - wiped the slate clean and began anew with a more commited and less flawed people. But peacefully, in the chaos, a greater power shone through the darkness - His love.
In the midst of this depraved and desperate world, Hope was born. For a sinful and needy people, Perfection clothed itself in our broken flesh. On behalf of a rebellioius and underserving race, the God of the Ages, the highest authority and power in all of creation, humbled Himself in a manger amongst the poor and lowly.
He did it for all of humanity. He did it for you. He did it because He is the very essence and source of love. The God of incomparable strength and power is the same God that lives in each and every one of HIs broken children.
May the birth of our Savior shine into the deepest parts of our being this Advent season. May His love and sacrifice take root and flourish in the bedrock of our hearts. May we, too, in humility and compassion, carry His love into the world so that all may know that
Light has come.