Thursday, December 22, 2011

"The Light of Faith"

When the angels appeared to the shepherds 
who were tending their sheep in the hills of Palestine,
they proclaimed the birth of the Saviour
and they gave the shepherds a sign~
`a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes
and lying in a manger'.(Luke 2:12).

The shepherds were told they would
find the Saviour through a sign,
a simple sign which was nothing out
of the ordinary~
a little baby, cared for by His mother,
in a stable, among animals.

How extraordinary! Our God came among us
in simplicity, making Himself small for us.

The message to the shepherds is also a message
to you and me~
we will find God not in the extraordinary 
or in the miraculous,
but in the ordinary and simple things of life.

We are called to find Him 
in the ordinary events which make up our daily lives~
guided by the Light of Faith...

~Alicia O'Hara c.
22 December, 2011

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