Monday, December 10, 2012
Sent Away to a New Home
My heart in my throat, I told him, "Even though I'm taking you to a new home, I still love you." Then I thought how this was sort of like Christmas. God sent his son Jesus away from their happy safe home to a different world, even though they loved each other.
Twist, now Ollie, was welcomed into his new home. There, he will be loved and in return love, because he can't help but love.
Jesus' reception into our world was anything but a warm welcome. It began in a manger, was quickly sent into exhile, and it never really got better. Hostility chased Jesus his entire life. Along the way, he managed to love amazingly, because it is his nature to love. Every day we decide how to respond to the offer of love Jesus holds out to us. It is a life of peace that passes all understanding. It is a story of trust and redemption. But most of all Jesus loves you. How long will you resist?