Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas 2010

A picture of Evangeline, our daughter who was born earlier this year, getting some of the blue light treatment right after she was born.  I'm reminded when I hold her and squish her with kisses that God's Son took on a human nature and was born all vulnerable like Evangeline in the picture and probably under less hygienic conditions. Christianity is built on the miraculous life of Jesus, the first half of which we celebrate on Christmas Day and the second half which we celebrate on Easter Sunday.  There's lots of mystery about God but it's interesting how he reveals himself through the Incarnation. The Journey by Peter Kreeft is a metaphysical exploration of meaning and truth and it begins in Plato's Cave with it's inhabitants watching the shadows on the wall.  Then, just as it says in Isaiah 9, there is a light in the darkness, a child is born, and like in Chile earlier this year, a rescuer enters the cave, a man like us, and he will be called "wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Our King returns, the Kingdom begins!  Merry Christmas dear Readers.  (See/read you in 2011!)