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The Day of Small Things: A Guest Post from Laurel Moffatt God has a heartbeat!
Christianity Today ^ | Dec. 24, 2013 | Ed Stetzer

Posted on 12/24/2013 9:27:26 PM PST by Colofornian

...When an angel shows up at your door all unexpected, with a sword at his side and your name on his lips, it means that something is about to change for good. And, whether you like it or not, you're involved...

How the knees of your heart must have knocked that day the angel of the Lord showed up at your house...saying words like 'hail' and calling you 'blessed'—things you say to kings and princes, not to girls in Galilee.

...the countdown of days to his coming begins...Your growing belly testifies to it. The countdown to God's rescue for his people promised in the Garden just after it all came to grief...The dread of exile, the yearn for freedom, the heart's desire for a country called Home and its eternal King, all have their End in Him, the boychild growing in your belly. The Mighty Hand of God revealed. But not like you thought it would be, with a flashing sword, and an army of soldiers. Instead, in the tiny flailing fist of a baby Boy. You wonder at the puzzle of it. Not that he would come, for he always said he would. But that he would come like this. So weak. The humility of it. The humanity of it. That God would take on such small flesh...

This is the day of Small Things. Where Small Conquers All. Where a tiny baby born has the power in his small fist to rule the world...

One like us, who will live like us. Each beat of his human heart bringing him another second closer to the moment of his death. Dying as one of us. Dying for us.

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The blood of the Lamb, pulses through the chambers of the Christchild's heart. Here. With us. God has a heartbeat!

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TOPICS: Current Events; Evangelical Christian; History; Other Christian; Worship
KEYWORDS: angels; christchild; christmas; jesuschrist
From the excerpted article:

...When an angel shows up at your door all unexpected, with a sword at his side and your name on his lips, it means that something is about to change for good. And, whether you like it or not, you're involved... How the knees of your heart must have knocked that day the angel of the Lord showed up at your house...saying words like 'hail' and calling you 'blessed'—things you say to kings and princes, not to girls in Galilee...the countdown of days to his coming begins...Your growing belly testifies to it. The countdown to God's rescue for his people promised in the Garden just after it all came to grief...The dread of exile, the yearn for freedom, the heart's desire for a country called Home and its eternal King, all have their End in Him, the boychild growing in your belly. The Mighty Hand of God revealed. But not like you thought it would be, with a flashing sword, and an army of soldiers. Instead, in the tiny flailing fist of a baby Boy. You wonder at the puzzle of it. Not that he would come, for he always said he would. But that he would come like this. So weak. The humility of it. The humanity of it. That God would take on such small flesh...This is the day of Small Things. Where Small Conquers All. Where a tiny baby born has the power in his small fist to rule the world...One like us, who will live like us. Each beat of his human heart bringing him another second closer to the moment of his death. Dying as one of us. Dying for us...The blood of the Lamb, pulses through the chambers of the Christchild's heart. Here. With us. God has a heartbeat!

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God has a heartbeat!

Of course, Incarnate Deity -- had that heartbeat at three weeks' gestation.

Which means if Jesus' birthday really was around Dec. 25, then that heartbeat was churnin' around mid-April. And, of course, many others try to place the likely season of Jesus' birthday as early April.

So, either way, April seems to be a worthy celebratory month of the Christ child along with Dec. 25!

1 posted on 12/24/2013 9:27:27 PM PST by Colofornian
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To: Colofornian

The feast of the Annunciation is celebrated on March 25th. So mid-April would be the first presence of a heartbeat/


2 posted on 12/24/2013 9:58:14 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Colofornian

The first beats of that great Sacred Heart.


3 posted on 12/25/2013 7:34:12 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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