"Listening to his family relive the circumstances of his birth, Jesus knew what he was born for. Redeemed by poor parents with a turtledove instead of a lamb, Jesus was destined to be good news for those who have nothing. He knew he was heaven’s gift of the poor to the poor. The lowly are exalted, the humble honored because the Messiah was born in David’s hometown to poor pilgrims from Nazareth."
Thursday, December 24, 2009
On this Christmas Eve
Dr. Rodney Reeves, Dean of the College of Theology and Ministry at SBU, has a great blog post entitled "The Dark Side of Christmas." It's Christmas from Joseph, Mary, and Jesus' perspective. Fantastic reminder, it really hits home. An excerpt: