GTA Advent Journey
Day 24: Incarnation
How does spending time in stillness with the art and music surrounding Jesus’ birth change us? How has it changed me?
Looking back, I can see that these lessons of the incarnation have totally changed my Christian outlook on life. Discovering the importance of celebrating Christmas and learning how to make Jesus the reason for the season has removed a heavy stone from my spirit. Being able to feel the importance of Mary and seeing the humanity of Jesus, who gave up the glories of heaven, has unclogged an artery of my Christian heart. I now can feel and understand that our Father is a loving God who desires to live among us. I realize now that he came to me where I was and brought me ever closer to him. God has spoken to me through these great masters, and I am comforted in the knowledge that so many who have gone before me also had such a close connection with our Creator.
~p. 173 My Dancing Day
“Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her, with tambourine and dancing.”
“David..danced before the Lord with all his might while he and the entire house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets.”
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing DayI would my true love did so chanceTo see the legend of my play,To call my true love to my dance;Sing, oh my love, oh my love, my love, my love,This have I done for my true love
He is all around us with his presence, and we can imagine him smiling and laughing as he dances. This is not a picture of a suffering Jesus dying on the cross. Instead, this song gives a voice to the Jesus who is very much alive. This exuberant and joyful Jesus urges us to come join with him. And as we hear him sing this love song, we can allow ourselves to melt with the realization that more than anything else, he wants us to come join in the dance.” p. 175 My Dancing Day