Sharing the words of sweet Ann Voskamp today as we celebrate each day of Advent. Grateful for her wisdom:
Now all is calm.
God comes quiet…
This night a battle has been waged and won for you. Love had to come back for you. Love had to get to you. The Love that has been coming for you since the beginning—He slays dragons for you. This is the truest love story of history, and it’s His-Story, and it’s for you. All the other fairy-tale love stories only echo your yearning for his truest, realest one—this one that has begun its beginning before the beginning of time. 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.
Oh friend, I do hope you’ll come along as we uncover the wonders of Christ’s birth this Advent.
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