Merry Christmas from HinkleDownUnder
Dorothy Sayers wrote, “He (Jesus of Nazareth) was not a kind of demon pretending to be human; he was in every respect a genuine living man. He was not merely a man so good as to be “like God”- he was God. Now, this is not just a pious commonplace: it is not a commonplace at all. For what it means is this, among other things: that for whatever reason God chose to make man as he is- limited and suffering and subject to sorrows and death- He had the honesty and the courage to take His own medicine. Whatever game He is playing with His creation, He has kept His own rules and played fair. He can exact nothing from man that He has not exacted from Himself. He has Himself gone through the whole of human experience, from the trivial irritations of family life and the cramping restrictions of hard work and lack of money to the worst horrors of pain and humiliation, defeat, despair, and death. When He was a man, He laced the man. He was born in poverty and died in disgrace and thought it well worthwhile.”
2 Corinthians 8:9 says, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.”
May your Christmas be filled with worship of the Incarnate Word, the Pursuing Savior, the Mighty One who became lowly and despised so that we may receive His righteousness. May we not take for granted or believe that we had been deserving of such a gift. May we live humbly among all people and seek justice and love mercy.