Monday, December 24, 2007

the hopes and fears of all the years

a baby, called "God With Us". A child.. imagine that- a perfect child. Fully human and fully God. I don't think many people think of Jesus as a toddler or a middle school prepubescent almost man-boy. But every minute of growing up, he lead a perfect life, every second of every day from age zero until his death. A death of contempt, conspiracy, humiliation, and torture. This tiny baby, who with his small hands, at one point grasped his mother's finger for the first time. The baby who cried- who needed to be held, fed, loved. Isn't that what every one of us is looking for? Someone to say that they think we're alright.. and they'll touch our hand or our arm and tell us we're loved- maybe not with words, but it's something you feel if they really mean it

disease causes people sometimes zoom back into the past, tell stories that happened earlier that day- but 50 years ago. panic because they don't recognize their own families. cries because they think they've been abandoned in a nursing home and that they've been forgotten.

what's happened here? sometimes people fall out of love- can't stand to be touched by each other, won't even look each other in the eye? a friend tries to steal their life by taking an entire bottle of pills? someone's naivety was taken advantage of... if they were pinned down to the floor and stripped of everything- not only their clothes, but their security, their trust, and their innocence.

when a person's career is the continual search for "success", and it really doesn't mean anything at all other than to gauge how you feel versus how someone else feels.

all we seem to see is despair, ignorance and hopelessness. but that baby, one hundred percent human, made of flesh, bones and blood, able to be slain.... was a man who was one hundred percent God- physically able to cry, to stand, to sleep. God sent a baby to be His gift of compassion! He healed the lepers, the blind, the lame... he fed the ones who were hungry and touched the people who were lonely! i know that Jesus cares about all of my problems and issues and crap and He came here to show me what love is and that i can love.

And Mary Said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” Luke 1:46-47

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