Sunday, December 14, 2008

Today's Advent reading

This is an excerpt from today's Advent reading in "Watch for the Light". For the entire story go here.

The God We Hardly Knew by William Willimon

....This is often the way God loves us: with gifts we thought we didn’t need, which transform us into people we don’t necessarily want to be. With our advanced degrees, armies, government programs, material comforts and self-fulfillment techniques, we assume that religion is about giving a little, of our power in order to confirm to ourselves that we are indeed as self-sufficient as we claim.

Then this stranger comes to us, blesses us with a gift, and calls us to see ourselves as we are -- empty-handed recipients of a gracious God who, rather than leave us to our own devices, gave us a baby.


McMom said...

That is very good Sandra!

Katt said...

I love you...... and this is so true.