You see him?

 

“You see him? You see him? By Almighty God, brothers. Open your eyes. Listen.”

— What the Wise Man told the Shepherds

Frederick Buechner, Secrets in the Dark: A Life in Sermons, “The Birth”


Him – newly born Jesus, king at birth as witnessed by this wise man.

Brothers – the shepherds, nobodies, except they had just seen a multitude of angels. The people Jesus came to save, the people he identified himself with as the ‘good shepherd’.

You see him? You see him? – do we really see him, the truth about him, or are we distracted?

By Almighty God – the only way to see him for who he is.

Open your eyes. Listen. – pay attention, because he is a bigger deal than the angels you just saw!

(If you haven’t read “The Birth” yet, I highly recommend it.)

dw

 

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