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small enough…BIG ENOUGH

Each year it seems like Christmas comes rushing at us like the Polar Express. Before we were ever able to focus on its true meaning and significanceits gone and we are off to another year. In an effort to guard my own heart from the white noise of what doesnt matter I have started meditate and journal some thoughts centered on the birth of Jesus. One of the obvious favorites is Isaiah 9:6: For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.

The first part of that text is especially beautiful in its description of the incarnation. A Child is born speaks to the idea that he was small enough to be wrapped in sinless humanity. Yet, A Son is given speaks to the idea that He was big enough to still be perfect deity. Jesus is deity wrapped in humanitysmall enough and big enough all at the same time. The following are my thoughts after meditating on the smallness and bigness of Jesus. He was:

small enough to be born into the world

BIG enough to have spoken that world and everything in it into existence

small enough to be born into the City of Bread

BIG enough to be the Bread of Life

small enough to cry when he was hungry and wanted to be held

BIG enough to hear the heart cry of every human being

small enough to be obsolete

BIG enough to be absolute

small enough to be born in to a young family

BIG enough to welcome all who would come into His family

small enough to reveal Himself to shepherds close by

BIG enough to draw Magi from afar

small enough to wash feet

BIG enough to lead

small enough for our sake to become poor

BIG enough that through His poverty we might become rich

small enough to need swaddling cloths

BIG enough to one day leave them behind

small enough to become one of us

BIG enough to rescue all of us

small enough to be the kid in the cradle

BIG enough to be the King on the cross

By Brent Crowe (Follow on Twitter)

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