Thursday, December 29, 2016
Reaching The Child
If God came upon the earth as a baby, why? Why not come as a fully grown powerful, brilliant hero type figure to fix things for the rest of us? I think that it is because God wanted to reach children. God came upon the earth as a baby because God wanted children to identify with God in their own little lives that need love, support and protection. I think that Christmas is to help children to get the idea that God loves them just as they are, because God knows what is is to be a child. As children grow up, this often gets lost in catechism, reformation wars about theology, interfaith proofs for the singular specialness of Jesus, and then lots of rules and regulations. Christmas is a special time for children and the childlike.