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:

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

Photos:

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

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Jill K H Geoffrion

Serving Christ as a contemplative 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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