Every Wednesday during the Advent-Christmas season, we will post a reflection from Larry Livingston, CFCA church relations director. We hope these reflections help you on your own journey through Advent.
ì…for nothing will be impossible for God.î (Luke 1:37)
An unopened Christmas present is a wondrous thing. When I was a child, many times I would park myself under the Christmas tree and gaze at a brightly wrapped package with my name on it, trying to guess what was inside.
My imagination would always kick into high gear on such occasions. This was possible because of the simplicity of a childís mind, which knows nothing of recessions, budgets or the laws of physics.
As far as I was concerned those presents could be anything, and believing that gave me the freedom to dream big.
Sadly, that sense of infinite possibility tends to fade away as we grow older, especially where God is concerned.
Instead of embracing the glory and wonder of our Creator, in our limited imaginations we try to rein God in.
The Scripture readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent include two stories of people struggling to understand the limitlessness of God. In each situation, God lovingly reminds the person in the story of who he or she is dealing with. Read more