December 11, 2012

Remembrance: God's Story

     Now that it is the Christmas season people and churches go through a lot of time and energy to help us remember the true reason for the season. I love remembering about how Jesus, who lived in heaven ad was there for the creation of the world, came as a baby who was so dependent on His parents, as Augustine so perfectly put it,"He was created of a mother whom He created. He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy. He, the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute."
     
     I love to think joyously about hope finally fulfilled on Jesus' birthday, and that salvation and peace could soon be for all. But there is also something else I really like to do when it's near Christmas time: remember. 
     
     I'm not talking about the whole make thankful lists again, I'm talking about remembering how Jesus' birth fit into the whole scheme of God's epic love story. It's hard to describe how amazing it is when you think of how this seemingly simple baby fit into the amazing plan of God's love that reaches from the expanses of all time: from the eternity of the past to the eternity of the future. Yesterday a friend of mine shared this video, The Story of God by MattPapaTv, on Facebook that did a much more powerful job than I ever could in looking through the story of God's plan. I hope you all take these 10 minutes to remember and dwell in the love, might, awe, sovereignty and holiness of God. 






"be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery."
Deuteronomy 6:12