advent journal: the grammar of grace


    And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. (Luke 2:6 KJV)

    I first learned the story the same way
    Linus told it: in language so old
    that some of the words had been lost
    or forgotten, others changed.

    No one says, “the days were accomplished”
    anymore, unless you’re Linus or
    the liturgist on Christmas Eve
    saying, “she should be delivered”

    In the beginning, God spoke and the
    universe exploded into existence;
    but the Baby is born in passive
    voice: how silently the gift is given.



    1. It’s been a while since I’ve commented, Milton. But especially at this time of year, I find I must tell you how often I find the need to be inspired, to feel informed, to feel comforted, and you NEVER let me down! Blessings to lovely you and your lovelier wife, Rich

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