Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas in the Real World

I shared this quote in our Christmas letter in 2008.  It has remained with me and I wanted to share it with my blog friends this year.

"Let us avoid the temptation to make our Christmas worship a withdrawl from the stress and sorrow of life into a realm of unreal beauty. It was into the real world that Christ came, into a city where there was no room for Him.

He comes to us, not to shield us from the harshness of the world but to give us the courage and strength to bear it; not to snatch us away by some miracle from the conflict of life, but to give us peace - His peace - in our hearts, by which we may be calmly steadfast while the conflict rages, and be able to bring to the torn world the healing that is peace." ODB

Into the real world He came, to save us.
When we make room for Him,
our real lives He changes.

I wish for you, real reading friend, a peace-filled CHRISTmas...
the kind of peace that is a gift only He can give!

"I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart.
And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.
So don't be troubled or afraid." ~ Jesus
(John 14:27)


  1. What a fabulous quote. Thank you for sharing it, Rachel!

  2. I love this quote! I have never heard this appropriate view of the birth of Christ before. Thank you for sharing it.


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