Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Buechner: our longing for him

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
    Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.
    —Hebrews 2:11 (NIV)
    What keeps the wild hope of Christmas alive year after year in a world notorious for dashing all hopes is the haunting dream that the child who was born that day may yet be born again even in us and our own snowbound, snowblind longing for him.
    ... Frederick Buechner (b. 1926), Secrets in the Dark: A Life in Sermons, Zondervan, 2007, p. 96 (see the book)
    See also Heb. 2:11; Ps. 119:81; Pr. 13:12; Luke 2:8-14; 2 Cor. 5:1-4; Heb. 11:13-16
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have come to be present within me.
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