Sunday, December 30, 2007

Christ is Born! Christ is Risen!

We all know it, but it's like watching the Twin Towers burn and crash on September 11: we can't quite believe it, no matter how many times we see it. Every person, no matter how young, no matter how beautiful, no matter how happy, no matter how important or special or holy or prosperous, every last one of us bears an invisible, and short, expiration date.

Christ, it seems to me, alone rescues that fact from making everything in life - and life iteself - meaningless. More than that, He and He alone transfigures death into new Life, into hope and consolation for us, and ultimately into joy.


jim huffman said...

I don't see a "contact" button, so will leave my note here. This is to thank you for your kind, thoughtful comment on Pastor Weedon's blog about the forensic question. I'm at least nominally still a Lutheran but thought your comments were right on the mark, and appreciated the kindness and grace with which you spoke them.

Blessings to you and those you love in the new year. And special blessings to your family in regard to your Dad, about whom I read briefly on your blog. In this sad and difficult time, may God grant you all an extra measure of His grace and peace.

Thanks again.