Ah, here it is again, the great dying lesson, that shedding of the old self so necessary for the advent of the Kingdom of God. Did I say advent? That is right around the corner and this year I ordered Caleb Voskamp’s advent wreath to be intentional about marking the days till Christmas. I got an e-mail from PayPal today saying that it had been shipped so I’m going to be ready November 27. Through Ann’s blog, A Holy Experience, I distinctly remember seeing candles being lit and the figurine of Mary moved toward Christmas at the Voskamp house. Mary will bring forth life at Christmas, a life that changes our world. We make no mistake and are not fooled by the innocence of this baby in a manger. He has come to change our world. He has to die to do it, He knows all this and He does it…anyway.
Because Jesus willingly died for me,