Monday, December 6, 2010
When in doubt-Cry out!
Christy and I were at a retreat back in the fall & our leader showed the above video. Needless to say, I was moved by this portrayal of a father and son caught together in a rain storm. Naturally, this is a metaphor for how our Father demonstrates his love for us. It is particularly meaningful as an advent reflection.
You see, God loves us so much; and just like the father in this video, He would do anything to get us home. This includes taking on our flesh as a little baby and being born among us to live with us as a brother. God loves us so much that he doesn't want us to ever be separated from Him. That's why he came. He came as one of us. What a brilliant plan. The most brilliant plan ever created. We rejected God and refused His divine advances. We rejected Him over and over and over again. Being The Creative Genius, he devised an inside job to take us by surprise and win us back to his Kingdom. He became a tiny, dependent, swaddled, needful, helpless, human infant. We would learn how to love this God of ours because He came as Love enfleshed. He would not only be hold-able but touchable, huggable, mother-able, edible, drinkable, sentient. God with us. "The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us".
Those words at the end of the video? They are meant for me and for you...
"I love you! We're gonna make it.....Dad knows the way home."
What a plan.