Thursday, December 21, 2023

The Infancy of Faith

This is my theology of the Incarnation. You might call it infantile?!? As a grandfather, I am all about babies and little kids. I’ve been to three Christmas pageants this month. In this mad, mad world, the children’s retelling of the Christmas story stokes my hope.

Our “Big Bang” Creator God,

Who hung the stars and planets,

Who speaks in the volcano and typhoon,

Comes stealthily to us at Christmas - as a baby!

To know our lives from the very beginning,

To identify with all that is vulnerable, small and dependent,*

To remind us of hope and promise - something we sense acutely with our own babies.

The Christ Child is our connection with the Creator, and vice versa. We are known, sustained and hope-filled. Amen.

Browse my Advent and Christmas prayers.

*Henri Nouwen   

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