AMONG: be in my world

There are many things we can say to God. Things like “Why, God?” Or “How, God!?” Or even “Where were you, God?” But the one honest thing we cannot say to God is “Well, that’s all fine and dandy but God you’re not in my world.” Because Christmas declares that He was. In your world. In the very flesh that you bare on your skin. In the very pain that you carry. With the very needs you have. Experiencing the very emotions of love and sorrow that mark the human race. God with us, Immanuel! The angel declared. He became flesh and dwelt AMONG us, John writes. He was made like us in every way…in how he was tempted and in how he suffered. In every way…God lived among us. AMONG. Just perhaps the most beautiful, world-rocking, powerful and challenging word, what our God has done with us…not living upon us but among, as one who serves, Jesus actually said. And it’s this way of God, Jesus’s very life that we are called to imitate. There are so many around us that say, “You’re not in my world!” Well actually, maybe we could be. To live among…