Servant King

 

Saturday 24 December

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The baby was wrapped in bands of cloth an placed in a manger.

This is, of course, the same person whose body would be wrapped in strips of cloth and placed in the tomb.

As a baby and as the adult servant King helpless and dependent on others. Giving up himself to the wills of humanity. God still comes to us, emptying himself so that we might meet him.

Can we ever be as vulnerable as him?

Can we open ourselves to the will and love and life of God as he meets us this Christmas?

Almighty God, who has power beyond all that we can comprehend, you meet us in the form of a  tiny baby and broken body. By your Holy Spirit, enable us to put aside all pride and so to be ready to welcome you as Mary did with open arms. Amen.

 

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