Christmas: Celebrating the Mystery of Life

For every one thing that goes wrong,
there are a hundred, maybe a thousand other things
that work out right.

Drought might parch some lands to golden brown.
But in many other places, nature re-creates
endless swatches of vibrant green and refreshing blue.

Tears will always come and flow into one’s life.
But the same tears fall mightily
when one laughs in mirthful joy and glee.

My God is a God of surprises and the unexpected.
Out of the void and emptiness,
He creates life and existence out of a single spark.

Out of stones and rocks and dirt,
He coaxes motion, rhythm and then consciousness.
In the fullness of time, man was there.

Man starts wondering, asking and exploring.
He feels within himself the power of the Source
that made and created him.

Man longs and searches for who placed him here.
It is all too wonderful and awesome for it to be happenstance.
His sense fail him but he knows there is Someone out there.

Then, this God takes on his form.
God becomes man.
And the wonders and surprises have never ended.

Mary said:
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my savior.
for he has looked upon his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
and has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever.”
Luke 1:46-56

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