I was reading good old Oswald Chambers this morning in my quiet sleeping house:
“Have I allowed my personal life to become a ‘Bethlehem’ for the Son of God?
… The characteristic of the new birth is that I yield myself so completely to God that Christ is formed in me.
God made manifest in the flesh – that is what is made profoundly possible for you and me by the Redemption.”
And I was thinking again of Mary giving birth to Christ in submission to God, and how wide and deep and far her yielding of herself has reached. I think Husband is right – Christmas is a revolution (here on the Magnificat).
If you scroll down here to “Nativity” you will find still my favourite Christmas painting.
Blessings for a wonderful Christmas time.