New life is exciting…
But it’s also scary.
It’s all of these things.
There is many a theological point to be made about why Christ chose to enter the
world as a baby…But I want to focus on one:
Welcoming a newborn into the world is all kinds of exciting, and scary, and enveloping, and fulfilling…
but most of all, it’s unknown.
“What will he be like?”
“What will be his favorite food?”
“How will I take care of him?!”
There are many more questions than there are answers when we welcome in a new life… and often the fear of the unknown will make us reluctant to welcome the mystery.
Yes, new life is messy (dirty diapers), scary (how will I do this?!), enveloping (primary caretaking)… so too is welcoming new life with Christ. It’s messy, scary, daunting, enveloping…
I think Christ came as an infant so that we have a permanent reminder that life with Him is brand new. He is entirely different from anyone we’ve ever loved.
Welcoming the mystery that is new life with Christ is demanding, life changing, and unknown… but it’s just the life we were made for.
Welcome the Mystery.
During the week, Matt is a mentor for individuals who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. On the weekends, he is a drummer for Full Armor Band.
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