December 8, 2021

Children of God

More from Madeleine L`Engle…

“Children of God, made in God’s image. How?

Genesis gives no explanations, but we do know instinctively that it is not a physical image.

God’s explanation is to send Jesus, the Incarnate One, God enfleshed.

Don’t try to explain the Incarnation to me!

It is further from being explainable than the furthest star in the furthest galaxy.

God's Love

It is love, God’s limitless love enfleshing that love into the form of a human being, Jesus the Christ, fully human and fully divine . . . 

Stars Held Their Breath

Was there a moment, known only to God, when all the stars held their breath, when the galaxies paused in their dance for a fraction of a second, and the Word, who had called it all into being, went with all his love into the womb of a young girl, and the universe started to breathe again, and the ancient harmonies resumed their song, and the angels clapped their hands for joy?”

Reflection:

There is much to celebrate today!  

We are created in the image of God and so is every person you come in contact with today.

Ask God to remind you of this truth as you go through your day.

Ask him to give you a heart of celebration, filled with joy today!

For if the angels clapped their hands for joy at the moment Jesus was conceived in Mary’s womb, we know from God’s word that “there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (Luke 10:15)

Our God is a God of new life.

Walk in this truth today: you are created in the image of God, the Imago Dei, and you have new life in Him. Go ahead and smile!  As Brennan Manning used to say: “Notify your face” of the truth in your heart that the God of the universe is very fond of you!

[image "Creation of Adam and Eve," stained glass, Cathedral of Dinant, Belgium, inscription "faciamus hominem ad imaginem et ad similitudinem nostram" (Latin), translates to "let us make man in our image and likeness."]

Madeleine LEngle

Madeleine L'Engle was a poet and novelist who was most famous for young adult literature (“A Wrinkle In Time” being her most well know piece). She was an Episcopalian and considered herself a Christian universalist which would set her apart from evangelical Christians. Nevertheless, she is a brilliant writer who loved Jesus and was unafraid to wonder about the things of God.  As you will see, she takes much poetic license with scripture but I think what she says stirs up deeper truth in all of us and is well worth reading.

About the Author Mary Goldring

​In my faith journey God has always used the writings of other Christ followers to encourage, inspire, and challenge me to a deeper walk with Him. My desire is that He might do the same for you as you read the writings shared in these devotionals. Blessings!

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