Young Life Capernaum

Young Life Capernaum

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Inclusiveness of Advent and “Favorite Things” by Lyn TenBrink

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
Mary’s Choseness👯
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
Sparkly🌟 Star
Gifts 🎄and Surprises🎉 from Fancy Magi
Animals 🐎🐄🐑in a Stable 
Silence 🙉and Holiness😇 in the Night
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.”
Luke 2:1-20

May we thoughtfully include ALL people in our celebration 
of Jesus birth!

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