|Sorting the pieces by color|
|Conleigh the reindeer|
|Kenson and Grandma|
|Zeke and Grandma|
|Does this face surprise any of you who know Conleigh in person?|
|Zeke beside his handiwork..yes they are all in a row|
Last, I read this quote today and thought it to be such an apt description of the Incarnate One, a God who doesn't demand that we elevate ourselves towards Him by our good deeds, our perfection or our abilities. Instead He is a God who brings Himself low, into the smallest details, in the most undignified manner through the labor of a woman. It's a moment in time full of pain and fear and vulnerability but yet that is how He came. And it is where He still is. In the moments of pain and fear. In the moments of vulnerability and ugliness. That is where He lives.
If the incarnation teaches us anything, it’s that God can be found everywhere: in a cattle trough, on a throne, among the poor, with the sick, on a donkey, in a fishing boat, with the junkie, with the prostitute, with the hypocrite, with the forgotten, in places of power, in places of oppression, in poverty, in wealth, where God’s name is known, where it is unknown, with our friends, with our enemies, in our convictions, in our doubts, in life, in death, at the table, on the cross, and in every kindergarten classroom from Sandy Hook to Shanghai. -Rachel Held Evans