The older I get, the more I marvel every time I encounter new life, I took much of this for granted in my younger days.
Now though, I experience absolute joy at all signs of new creation, particularly in the spring with the abundance of new life all around, brought to us by a loving father in heaven.
John 1:1-5 The Word Became Flesh
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
I never cease to be amazed when I have the good fortune to be able to gaze upon a newborn child.
Because in the baby, I see God’s creation, pure and innocent, amazingly in front of my very eyes.
A new little body gifted with a soul, life, and intelligence, straight from God’s hands and untouched by the world.
Last week, in our churches, we looked at the tiny baby Jesus in his crib.
In this little bundle of flesh, also known as the Word, God the creator reached out to us and held us closely.
This is as true today as it was then.
God became human in Jesus so that we might become divine; he shares our lives so that we might share his life; he shares our tears so that we might share his laughter.
In these troubled times, we must keep our thoughts fixed upon the face of the Christ-child.
There we will find comfort and the hope of a bright eternal future.
If we make Jesus the centre of our thoughts, emotions, and daily life.
If we allow hope and love to determine how we behave and treat others, then Christ’s light will shine through us, offering comfort and hope to others.