Sunday, December 11, 2011

MacDonald: O Jesus Christ, babe, man, eternal son

Sunday, December 11, 2011
    Advent III
    But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
    —Titus 3:4-7 (NIV)
O Jesus Christ, babe, man, eternal son,
    Take pity! we are poor where thou art rich:
Our hearts are small; and yet there is not one
    In all thy father’s noisy nursery which,
    Merry, or mourning in its narrow niche,
        Needs not thy father’s heart, this very now,
        With all his being’s being, even as thou!
    ... George MacDonald (1824-1905), The Poetical Works of George Macdonald, v. 2, London: Chatto & Windus, 1893, p. 336 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, enlarge my heart to receive You.
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