Sunday, December 02, 2012

The First Sunday of Advent



This being the first Sunday of Advent, I thought I would share a little excerpt from my new Advent devotional book, Open Before Christmas. Perhaps if I'm organized enough, I'll share an excerpt for each day of Advent. We'll see.

And if these excerpts interest you enough, you can read more by ordering my book, either from Amazon or a signed copy from my web site by clicking on this link: Open Before Christmas.

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This miracle of the Incarnation speaks great encouragement to us. We have a Savior who is bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh. 

Hebrews 2:11 and 14 say, “Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.... Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity...” 

How amazing, that God would stoop to take on our flesh and blood, to share in our humanity....

Joe Torre had been a catcher and a broadcast announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals. Shortly after he was named manager, according to The Pittsburgh Press, New York Yankees’ announcer Phil Rizzuto suggested that managing could be done better from high above the baseball field—from the level of the broadcasting booth.

Torre replied, “Upstairs, you can’t look in their eyes.”

In Jesus Christ, God chose to come down on the field and look into our eyes.

2 comments:

C. S. Lewis Society of Frederick said...

Thanks for the book. I have been using it for my Advent reading. I enjoyed the baseball analogy - less than 3 months until Spring Training!

Will Vaus said...

You are welcome. Glad you are enjoying the book!