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Really Among Us

“The Lord will
be, really be, among us. The radiant glory of the
Lord will be revealed. All flesh together will take it
in. Believe it. None other than God, the Eternal,
has spoken.”

—Isaiah 40:5 (The

days it’s not hard to walk by a nativity or snowmen with all the
Christmas hustle and bustle. There’s gifts to buy—especially those
last minute kind—family on the way, and a long list of other things
to check off our to do lists. But what if we took a moment to
really look at that nativity?

There’s a
plastic Mary all too clean for a woman who’d just given birth, and a
majestic Joseph who certainly had a lot on his mind. After all,
nobody had beheld God this way before.

God with Us.


Prince of Peace.

He was finally here.

In just a few years later He would
upset the lives of religious leader everywhere and challenge the
faith of those who thought they knew it all. He would make the
beggar with sight, and put on display the blindness of those who
had it all.

But for now
he was a baby. God bundled up in flesh.

The one who made pillars of fire and
cloud and broke mountains apart lay peacefully sleeping while the
Mary and Joseph pondered how their lives would change.

It’s not just a story for
children’s books or songs to sing.

It’s reality.

A reality of real people we’ve
forgotten with our cleaned up presentations, packages and

This Christmas
lets take off the pretty wrapping and take a long look into our
Savior’s eyes.

Copyright The Faithbook 2013
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