20 December 2007

emptiness. . . and fullness too!

Christmas is about emptiness.

You see, we have an empty manger. An empty cross. An empty tomb. And if it weren't for Christmas (and Easter!) we too would be empty. Oh how my heart rejoices at the emptiness of Christmas, but also the fullness of Christmas! Jesus came so that we might have life, and life more abundantly. He came that we might be filled with all the fullness of God Himself. He said that He must go, but that He would send the Spirit to guide us into all Truth. 

So Christmas is about fullness too. Ever figure out how there can be so may paradoxes in this life we live with Christ? How can we be so empty, and yet so full? Emptied of myself in order that I may be full of Christ Himself

Ah, may your CHRISTmas be both empty and full! Empty of yourself and those things that would draw your attention and focus from the fullness of Jesus and the Spirit He left to dwell in us. But full of the Trinity Himself! Rejoice in the empty manger, the empty cross and the empty tomb. And rejoice that He has chosen you! Chosen to make you His dwelling place! 

Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

hey! hope you had a great Christmas! just wanted to let you know i'm still reading, even though i haven't been commenting faithfully. :) do you mind if i link to your blog on mine?

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