Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Scandalous incarnation

Christmas is lights, tinsel and turkey,

Christmas is giving, receiving and sharing,

Christmas is carols, candles and communion.

Christmas is birth,

Christmas is scandal.

 ‘Our God contracted to a span

Incomprehensibly made man’

A man of flesh, of pain and passion.

A man with muscle, bone and hormone.

A man who lived and loved and lost,

Who sweated blood,

Who feared,

Who died.

God made man,

What a scandal!

Scandal of life,

Scandal of light,

Scandal of hope,

Scandal of grace.

Thank God for the scandal.
©Ruth M Gee 201216