Following Jesus to Bethlehem - Day 2

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Following Jesus to Bethlehem

Finding more Advent wonder and Christmas joy 

In the beginning was the word

And the word was with God.
and the word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came to be through him,
and without him nothing came to be.
What came to be through him was life,
and this life was the light of the human race;
the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.
John 1:1-5

Day Two: The calm before a Miracle

Jesus, I picture you looking across the galaxies that you spoke into being. Then watching a particle of dust floating outside the window of a small room in Nazareth. Inside a young woman prays for the messiah to come. You know this young woman because you created her. You placed the ache for your arrival in her heart. She does not yet see the angel you sent because her eyes are still closed as she prays.
Soon she will hear your message from the angel.
Soon a chain of events will be set in motion that will change human history.
Soon you will allow yourself to become smaller than that particle of dust that has now settled onto her window ledge.

Today give 5 minutes to consider the heavens, the planets, and that particle of dust.
Slowly look back and forth a few times to try and take in a hint of the magnitude of all Jesus laid aside to come save us.

Lord, thank you for such humility and love. Help me follow you.