When I think of the scene of Christ’s birth I think of all the “favorite things” of many of my Capernaum friends.
Elizabeth’s Dream 💫Come True
Angels Announcements of 📣Good News
A Donkey🐴 as Transportation
The Music 🎶of Mary and Zechariah
The Birth of a Baby Winning🏆 over an Evil King
A Sparkly🌟 Star
Gifts 🎄and Surprises🎉 from Fancy Magi
Animals 🐎🐄🐑in a Stable
Silence 🙉and Holiness😇 in the Night
A Baby 🍼 who is Christ the Lord!!!!
Right from the beginning God takes great care including a variety of sensory details in Jesus birth story. He does not want anyone excluded from the thrill of hope, peace or joy that Jesus has come to offer!! What a thoughtful, detailed and inclusive God!
In Young Life we have a founding quote from Jim Rayburn that has been repeated in our mission for over 75 years, “It is a sin to bore a kid with the gospel.” And it is. Because God ensures that everyone is included whether it’s the sparkly star, the soft fur of a donkey or the beautiful music coming out of Mary’s lips….God, through his angels assures us….
“I bring you good news of great joy that will be for ALL people.”
May we thoughtfully include ALL people in our celebration
of Jesus birth!