Advent: Ordinary Life

As most of us chase our dreams it becomes so easy to lose sight of what is important. It seems we forget how much we’ve been given by God. None of us would do well without family and friends. Our minds and bodies would suffer without food. Our jobs, though often a source of griping  and complaining, pay the bills. Ordinary does not mean unimportant. Ordinary is a way of encapsulating the many blessing we’ve been given by God. This advent season let’s focus on the ordinary. In particular let’s remember it was in an ordinary stable to ordinary parents amongst ordinary people that God blessed us with a saviour.

How ordinary is life? How much do we take for granted and thereby miss out on the blessings of the ordinary?

“While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. She gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the hostel.” Luke‬ ‭2:6-7‬ ‭MSG‬‬

The “show business,” which is so incorporated into our view of Christian work today, has caused us to drift far from Our Lord’s conception of discipleship. It is instilled in us to think that we have to do exceptional things for God; we have not. We have to be exceptional in ordinary things, to be holy in mean streets, among mean people, surrounded by sordid sinners. That is not learned in five minutes. Oswald Chambers 

Join our Facebook Group Colouring Outside the Lines this December as we take time each day to remember the true reason for the season.

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