Lost, messed-up, average people...
O to grace how great a debtor
...stuck in a broken, sinful world...
`Yet with the woes of sin and strife,
...God sends them a solution...
"Mild He lays His glory by
...who offers them hope...
Midnight, Christians, is the solemn hour,
...of a world restored...
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
...and a vibrant future with God.
No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Spoiler alert: this story was never ours to begin with. Christmas is a reminder of our invitation into God's story. Even when things feel messy or hard, he knows what he is doing, and has sent us Jesus as a solution, counselor, friend, & savior. He deeply loves us, cares about us, and invites us into his process of restoring the world. That's the true story of Christmas.
I've come at last. She has kept me out for a long time, but I've have got in at last. Aslan is on the move. The Witch's magic is weakening...Merry Christmas! Long live the true King!"
This blog is operated by the Young Life Leaders at the University of Illinois & Parkland. A different leader will post daily over winter break. Our hope is to push each other to grow, & to love Jesus more.
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