Saturday, December 25, 2010

.tidings of great joy.

When Linus says "Fear not", he drops his security blanket.

The minute before I watched this, I was tossing around in bed thinking idly at Jesus (this would be what I like to refer to as "praying"). I was asking Him to be with one friend and his family, and I was sort of thinking at Him/with Him about my family, and it was all very personal and casual and great.
Then I watched this movie and thought about the insane majesty it taps into, of the glory of the Lord and unto you a Savior is born and a multitude of heavenly host praising God and the million insane, uncountable, independent stars in the distant galaxies.
And all of a sudden it occurred to me, that personal God I'm hanging out with IS the great majestic God who makes the stars and was born in a manger and is praised by a multitude of heavenly host. And it just boggles the mind.

Merry Christmas, friends.

1 comment:

Kj111905 said...

I'm just passing through amd was reading your blog..Just wanted to say it's great to hear someone 'prays' the same way I do. I like to think of Jesus as my best friend and I spend most of my thoughts towards him. God Bless.

Human Needs Global Resources Covenant, 2009

As fellow travelers on this journey, we commit to this covenant before God. Lord, in Your mercy, hear these our prayers:

When confronted with scarcity, need, and inadequacy, may we be nourished by the Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation. Abundance overflows from Your table, sustaining all who come in faith. Father, help us.

When monotony blurs our vision and dulls our senses, may we encounter others as Christ did, through intentional presence in daily life, submitting as clay to be formed into vessels filled with the Spirit. Christ, guide us.

When wounded by the fractured condition of Your people, may we be united by Your Lordship in faith, hope, and love; seeing, as through the facets of a diamond, the beautiful spectrum of Your light reflected onto Your holy Church joined in praise. Spirit, empower us.

When all Creation groans, afflicted by injustice and driven to despair, may the promise of redemption root us in the hope of Your Kingdom: "Behold, I am making all things new!"

Holy Trinity, send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve You with gladness and singleness of heart.