Like much of
first Christmas was not a very joyous occasion--
except from Heaven's perspective.
To human, finite
minds it was a time of pain
But to those
(like Simeon and the angels)
whose eyes were open
to a different perspective,
it was a time of wonder
and great joy.
Yet isn't that
just like God?
To turn despised
shepherds into Divine messengers
labor pain into a source of healing
a "silent night" into an insuppressible song;
to bring peace from uncertainty
an open invitation from a closed inn
and unsearchable love from unfounded fear.
From the very
turning our world upside down
intervening at our level
to give us a place at His
for ever more.
Krigline, December 23, 1984 www.krigline.com