Friday, November 25, 2011

"Oh come, oh come Emanuel..."

Isaiah 64 begins with; “Oh, that You would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at Your presence—

Israel was looking for smoke, flames, earthquakes…drama.

Yet Jesus you came in all humility.

Annunciation window: St. John's Denver
In this day and age, we still seem to be looking for a “light show”, stage acts, and pyrotechnics.

But when You came, You came quietly; as a child born to an engaged, but not yet married, teenage girl.

Yet hungry hearts still find you…with no glamour at all.

“Oh come oh come Emanuel…”

May we in all humility find You, in our families, friends, cast-offs, and nursing homes.

“God-With-Us” is right here…why not go and be with Him. 

“The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.” Matthew 25:40

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