SACRED PAUSE

There’s not much easy about giving birth.  Few other experiences can replicate the miracle of birth and few other experiences can match birth’s requirement of being so out of control.  Zach and Noelle Slagel share their thoughts about birth and rebirth for us to ponder as we get close to Christmas Day.

While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

–Luke 2:6, 7 NIV

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Birth & Re-Birth

Beneath the surface of your story
is an inescapable fact
You entered this world
as vulnerable as any one of us
in order to nail that vulnerability to the cross.
Our fears, our insecurities and our sins
all that can separate us from God
exchanged by your Grace for Love.
We cannot comprehend the reasoning
only marvel that Salvation comes to us
through a baby born in a stable,
who reaches out to a world in need.

–From Celtic Advent Liturgies, Advent 4 – Birth & Re-Birth

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