Unusually Messy

Unusually Messy

How unusual is it that Jesus was born in a messy place with messy people all around him? We would expect a royal child to be wrapped in silk, lying in a golden crib, living in a fabulous palace, surrounded by important people.

Why a stable, wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger?

Because there is no place he will not go! There is no thing he will not do. There are no depths he will not descend in order to bring God’s power, love, grace, peace and presence to anyone who will have him.

“This will be a sign to you,” the angel says… “You will see God in a messy place.”

And this is good news to us because we’re messy people. We live in a messy world.

So the angel says, “Here’s the good news. Here’s the good news of Christmas. Our God is not afraid of a mess. The God who was born in a stable and laid in a manger will come right in the middle of your life no matter how messed up it is.”

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