#AdventBookClub: Day 27: Transformation

From Ron Glusenkamp:

The Child is born in each of us each day in the simple gestures of love that take place among his people. Let us truly live Childlike lives this Christmas season and always.

Today we look at the beginning of John’s gospel (which I happened to do for #onlinecarols2013 the other day):

We look at the expectations that people had as to what the Messiah would look like – expecting a huge powerful leader, but:

For the rest of us, the image of her bearing the Christ-child is a metaphor for the spiritual reality of our new birth – not an external miracle, but an inner transformation.

Faith and heaven are not external, out of reach, but with us – including amongst ourselves and how we might impact the lives of others…