-Rev Melissa Fain-
20 As he was thinking about this, an angel from the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the child she carries was conceived by the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you will call him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
Matthew 1:20-21 CEB
There's a huge difference between talking about babies and having them. Some things just can't be understood until you're living it. There's this sheer terror at first realizing an innocent life has been placed in the care of you! When the nurses pack the new family in a car, and tell them to go home, do they realize the parents are completely unqualified? Everything about life has now changed; things will never be the same again!
Is that why God did it? Our collective voice cries out to God for salvation. "Save us!" we pray. Only God took the form of a baby. It's a statement which cries back, "Save me." We are called to serve God in the most vulnerable place, where God needs to be served. Where God dies if not served.
Does God realize we're completely unqualified for such an important job? No. God realized and realizes giving up power is the only way we learn to be something more.
We care for God. God is a baby.
Let us Pray:
Dear Lord, Help me take the role of parent when your need is great. Amen