Sunday, December 28, 2014

Mary Letter - Day 28 - Word Was God

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father's only son, full of grace and truth. (John testified to him and cried out, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me ranks ahead of me because he was before me.'") From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father's heart, who has made him known. John 1:1-18

Dear Aunt Elizabeth,

it is hard to believe our little boy is three days old. It is as if he has been here all along. It's as if this has always been who we are, the parents of this precious gift from God. Auntie, I will admit that there were days that I had a hard time believing the words of the angel. He was convincing early on, but the trials and hurts we face, the long treacherous journey, well all of that conspired to make me wonder whether I was unstable or confused. Today, it is a clear as can be. This is what we were made for, this is what God has called us to be. The parents and guardians fo the true child of God, the one who will show all of us how to be true children of God.

Amazing things happen every day. The shepherds return on a regular schedule, checking to see how Jesus is doing. Others, strangers, come bringing gifts of food and clothing. We share our food because we have been given so much! It's miraculous that people walking along the road are moved to stop and see the baby, moved to care for us in abundance. Both Joseph and I have no idea how this is happening. The worst circumstance have become a true blessing. People sit and want to pray for us and with us. We feel very humble and often overwhelmed. We cannot help but be grateful for the showering of love from heaven and earth.

Much love


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