Archive for December 31st, 2020

Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Seventh Day of Christmas

Zechariah 8:6

Within Jerusalem

Gerrit van Honthorst: Adoration of the Christ Child

Even if this should seem impossible in the eyes of the remnant of this people, shall it be impossible in my eyes also?  I will rescue my people . . . and I will bring them back to dwell within Jerusalem.   

The faithful have seen great destruction; we have suffered much and long. The remnant hears an impossible pronouncement; we cannot believe what we hear.  God comes to rescue and save not as a warrior but as a child. And this child becomes the new Jerusalem.

We long to be safe inside the city walls, and yet we are already there . . . within Jerusalem, in this child, in Christ. For Christ this day is in us.

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Image from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adoration_of_the_Christ_Child_(Honthorst)

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