Wednesday, December 23, 2009

the unexpected

As we get ready for the big celebration day I can't help but remember that the people of Israel were waiting for a King - the Messiah - a Savior - one that would rush in and save the day. And He came. God kept His promise. He sent a Rescuer. And He was not what they expected. Which simply reminds me to take hold of that unexpected excitement & enthusiasm that I see in my children & place it everyday in my walk with the Lord. To remember that when I learned the truth of who Jesus is - He was not the condemning, mocking God that I had expected him to be. He is not to be figured out. He was expected, though unexpected. He was a baby. He was poor. He was a servant. And He is the King. I pray you will hold dearly to the celebration of this Christmas. Merry Merry Christmas!

"Ooh!" said Susan. "I'd thought he was a man. Is he quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion.""That you will, dearie, and make no mistake," said Mrs. Beaver, "if there's anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they're either braver than most or else just silly.""Then he isn't safe?" said Lucy.
"Safe?" said Mr. Beaver. "Don't you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about being safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you."

1 comment:

Troy said...

Just about my all-time favorite quote. And Lord have mercy, your kids are adorable. And HUGE. What happened to 2009?