Sunday, December 4, 2011

Let's Jump Back 2000+ Years ...

You've been told that in just 21 days, the the Lord is coming in human form, to dwell among us.


How would you prepare?


How would you find Him?


What would you wear?  Your best outfit to show respect?  Or your most mundane one to show Him that material things don't matter?


What would you bring?  Would a gift fit for a baby be insulting to one that is also God?


What would you do when you got there?  Would you cry?  Dance? Would you be speechless?  Would you ramble on, wondering if a baby that is also a Deity could understand you?


How long would you stay?  Just a few minutes out of respect?  Or as long as you possibly could, since anywhere else you could go would pale in comparison?


Needless to say, we would all probably think long and hard about how we would get ready for such a day.


Now imagine you were about to become His Earthly parent ...


How in the world do you even begin to prepare for that?


This Advent season, as we prepare for the coming of our Savior, let us not forget the commitment Mary and Joseph made when they said "yes" to God.  And I pray the Holy Spirit gives us the strength to do the same.  


God Bless.

8 comments:

Daily Grace said...

You have given me a lot to think about here Michael. I think I would be so awe struck that I am not sure how I would react. I am sure I would cry. I probably would dress nicely, as if I were going to mass. I have no idea what I would bring, that is a good question. I can't imagine being his parent...not at all.

Good post!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

This is a brilliant post Michael with a lot to think about. Thank you. I've had to read ot more than once.

It's inspired.

May God bless you for such a thought-provoking article.

Karinann said...

Michael,
I love this entire post, but the line that I kept going back to was: How long would you stay?...since anywhere else you could go would pale in comparison." This made me think of the times I am in adoration and get distracted by where I have to be next~ as you say anywhere else pales in comparison.
Thanks for another thought provoking post.

PS-Check your e-mail for your saint.

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

What an intriguing post! While you are preparing for that event, I do wish you a blessed Advent -- all 21 remaining days of it!

Colleen said...

Great questions for us to reflect on. Thank you, Michael!

mary333 said...

Hi Michael,
You always get right into the heart of things, don't you? And you never leave us an escape route :) That's a GOOD thing these days! Thanks for another great post!

Michelle @ Liturgical Time said...

Wonderful reflection. Thanks for this.

Michael said...

Thank you for all reading and commenting. What Mary and Joseph took on for the Lord is nothing short of amazing.

God Bless.