“Twas the night before Christmas …”
It’s Christmas Eve. The Christmas story is about God coming to earth in human flesh … a baby who is himself part of the trinity God/Christ/Spirit. That’s R.A.D.I.C.A.L. thinking. That demands faith in things we cannot see and cannot understand. But that truth empowers those who are willing to test it and try it and be dramatically and eternally changed by it.
“I know these ideas are radical. Radical doesn’t just mean Rising Above Divorce In Confidence And Love. It means facing every situation in life with God’s promise that he can transform it into something amazingly good for us and for those around us. This isn’t just a wade in the water of surface spirituality. This isn’t just going to church or putting on the outward appearance of being religious. This faith life is a no-turning-back free fall into the big wide universe of God. God says if we give everything to him, he will do the rest. He says, “Try my Radical way of living this adventure, and I promise that you will discover truth that will revolutionize absolutely everything. Your life in me will be beyond your wildest dreams.”
Believe that. Celebrate God come to earth. Believe in the dawn, the Bright and Morning Star, the Holy God/Child who fills you up with his own Spirit, who is your brother and saviour and who continually transforms all of your life for your perfect good and his eternal glory.
Sing. Laugh. Eat. Enjoy. Celebrate God’s transcendent life in you.
“I, Jesus, sent my Angel to testify to these things for the churches. I’m the Root and Branch of David, the Bright and Morning Star.” ‘Come!’ say the Spirit and the Bride. Whoever hears, echo, ‘Come!’ Is anyone thirsty? Come! All who will, come and drink, drink freely of the Water of LIfe!” Revelation 22:16-17