Madeline L’Engle’s book The Irrational Season has been the basis of this year’s Advent blog.
As Advent ends and we welcome the Christ Child, I share these words, and also some words of thanks.
This is an irrational season…and God is irrational.
Who would think God, almighty God, would choose to touch down in our world, coming in frail human flesh, born in a manger bare, in what we think was a cattle trough?
Who would think God, almighty God, would choose to first be announced to lowly shepherds, working the night shift, alone, calloused hands, the bottom of the social ladder?
Who would think God, almighty God, would shine forth to star gazers, magi, foreigners, who followed a faraway star with faith it would lead them somewhere glorious, and would then take a risk and not follow Herod’s order to tell him the place where the Messiah was born?
All of it is irrational.
And yet, this is what God did for us…to be with us…to be Immanuel...to touch down in the midst of whatever we are going through and bring tidings of hope…comfort…and joy.
Thank you for being part of this Advent journey. Thanks to every writer and special thanks to Marcie Doll who so beautifully leads us through this seasonal blog each year.
I end with a video thanking the Marble staff for everything they have done through this extraordinary year. The password is “1.”
Reverend Dr. Elise Brown