For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
It’s Christmas once again, as we celebrate the birth of Christ, the coming of the awaited Messiah.
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
One of my favourite Christmas songs is Bryan Duncan’s “The Form of Man” – the lyrics never fail to remind me of the astonishing truth of Christmas:
“He wrapped his love in flesh and blood and he took the form of man.”
The extent to which God would go to dwell among us, to love us, to redeem us, is truly beyond comprehension. With total vulnerability, Jesus the Son of God submitted himself to share our humanity. He walked this earth with us, and entered into our mess.
“God the Father sent His son and we held him in our hands.”
Whatever your Christmas looks like, whatever burdens you may be carrying, may you find peace and rest in Jesus, the one who came to be God with us.
You never know what you might find if you take the time to look. It’s spring and the wildflowers are coming out to play. These shots are the result of a very pleasant afternoon spent wandering along the roadside near Belair. The flowers are tiny, and very easy to miss. It would be so easy to drive past and never know they existed. Many thanks to my good friend Chris who introduced me to them.