The Nativity (3): Pondering Jesus’ Birth

God’s ways often don’t line up with how we think things should be done. God’s choice of coming to earth as a baby gives us all something to ponder deeply. How can this be? What does it mean? Who is God–really? Deep questions spring from my heart and mind.

My Prayer:

ChartresNativityWestGod, I wonder about who you are, what it was like to be limited by a human body, and how our love for You felt from inside the human experience. I wonder too at who You must be–a God who self-limits in order to express love in a deeper way, wow!

Scriptural Touchstone:

Mary treasured all the words [that the angels had spoken about Jesus to the shepherds] and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2:19

Nativity on the West Wall by Jill K H Geoffrion

We ponder your steadfast love, O God…Psalm 48:9

Invitation to Prayer:


As you ponder Jesus’s birth, what questions spring forth? What prayers are emerging in your body, mind, heart, and imagination? Pray them now.


Nativity sculptures (1145) on the lintel of the West (southernmost portal) tympanum at the Chartres Cathedral in France.

Other posts in this series:
The Nativity (1): Christmas Love
The Nativity (2): Touching

Jill K H Geoffrion

Serving as a contemplative Christian minister and artist by compassionately and creatively inspiring others to seek a deeper relationship with God and a more meaningful life of service.


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