Ok so lets stop looking at what things look like, because like Mary’s Big Belly something very special is buried inside. Let us stop talking about the over commercialization of the Christmas Season, or how Jesus is nowhere to be found in this 21st Century. That He was more than likely not born in December or that Christmas Trees have a Pagan roots.
All that ranting and raving misses the point of Advent all together, the point of advent my friends not what it looks like, but rather what is ready to be birthed into This World our World. What is ready to be birthed from within, all the pain, hurt, disappointments and trails we are mired knee-deep in!
You see there is always a Coming of Christ into, waiting as scriptures teach for someone who is needing and looking for it. It will like many years ago come in a way you are looking for, and in a place that seems not make sense, but come it shall. This is just how God works the birth of something Divine and beautiful right in the middle of Pagan Rule and Reign. With the desire for power and riches seeming to have grasped the attention of so many.
You need to get ready for a Another Coming of Christ, Christmas Advent is here for those humble and hurt enough to be looking it. Those who know in their heart of hearts if God does not birth some New something in me, I shall surely die.
Let us quiet our Minds and Critical voices, let us subdue our discontent and we will hear that another Heartbeat. That one which is waiting to be released into the our worlds, the Spirit of Christ. It will require a little work on our part just a gentle push of faith my friends, and then we will be Renewed by God’s presence in and through us.
Then we shall so Love the World as God so Loved the World, then you too shall give and all will be blessed!
Luke 2:10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
Webster says Advent is a noun: A coming into place, view, or being; arrival: the advent of the holiday season. The coming of Christ into the world. The period beginning four Sundays before Christmas, observed in commemoration of the first coming of Christ into the world. The Second Coming.
The Gospel is not a message about your personal salvation, Jesus Christ always looked on the masses with love and compassion, he forgave without request. He prayed for those he never saw and believed His life’s mission was bigger than just himself.
It is recorded that Jesus said THEY will say that He is here and He is there but don’t believe them. This relationship with Divinity is a real hide and seek kind of adventure and I don’t expect an in Person visit anytime soon. As a child one of my favorite games to play with my good friends was Hide & Seek, I loved to Hide but I also loved to be Found as well.
So it is plain to see that God is the biggest kid on my block, both loving to Hide and also to be Found. So where is God hiding, well the truth is God is Hiding in Plain sight, but not where THEY say. We are told God isn’t Hiding in any place that men have built and designed, no matter how costly.* *(see Acts 7) Now this goes for buildings of Bricks and Mortar and well as the buildings of the mind, or the god of our understanding.
I have discovered God hiding in the most unlikely places and I am always surprised, I know why I’m surprised as well. Because THEY have been talking for so long that it takes a while to move past what I once thought I knew for sure, in order to discover the God who is Hiding in Plain Sight. I presume that when a Being is infinite the place for hiding must be equally infinite as well, seen in subtle reflections which takes some reflection to see.