Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Day Seven: Unexpected

they didn’t expect her.

or him,

or that little town,

or that barn,

or those animals,

or that manger.

they didn’t really expect a baby,

and they certainly didn’t expect to miss it.

but in all their preparations, all their fanfare, they missed it all,

and the lowly, unprepared shepherds receive the birth announcement,

and the outcasted crazies are the only ones that follow the star.

yeah, it was unexpected and strange and upside down -

the perfect beginning to this unexpected, strange, upside down life

that sparks this unexpected, strange, upside down revolution.

may we never let our fanfare cause us to miss Him and the unexpected, strange, upside down life He calls us to. Merry, Merry Christmas to you & yours!

Part of a Christmas series here on the blog:
Seven straight days of Christmas Creative Writing - a 7-day journey to the manger through creative words. 'Twas a whirlwind but we made it here. Hope these words have blessed you even a little in these past few days. In case you missed it:

Day One: Back to the Manger
Day Two: Fresh & New
Day Three: Worlds Collide
Day Four: Christmas Light
Day Five: The Courage That Saves the World

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