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First Days as Family

Since the flood God has refrained from renewal through destruction. He redeems instead of erasing, and creation is the ultimate act of redemption: he makes something new to complete a thing that seemed irreparable.

He is taken to trial as an innocent man, found guilty, and sentenced to public execution. The memories of the angel visit, of your firstborn son’s babyhood, of the holy mysteries you pondered as a young mother turn to ashes. There is more to the story, I know. But this is what pierced me as we celebrated Christmas with my daughter for the first time. Truly, truly, God became flesh and dwelt among us.

If the enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy, and Christ comes so that we may have life and life to the full, birth and reproduction are the Lord's lasting reproval of the curse.

The Lord is doing what he did before, speaking through those around me to help me navigate unfamiliar terrain, making my experience of the unknown more bearable.