Friday, December 23, 2011

{Day 22}: Majesty in the Midst of the Mundane

Physical Fitness:

30 minutes on the treadmill

Spiritual Fitness:

Now that Christmas is drawing near, it is getting harder and harder to get my 25 Days of Fitness posts up. We get busier and busier as the days go by and I am starting to get run down, fighting off a cold.

But I will press on and finish strong. What about you?

You MUST take 5 minutes and watch this incredible Christmas Flash Mob video of what took place in the South Bay Galleria on December 18th in Redondo Beach. It is simply amazing. You have to watch it until the end.

{be sure to scroll down and pause the music player before watching the video}

While watching it, I could not help but think of today's reading from Max Lucado's One Incredible Moment.

One's imagination is kindled thinking about the conversation of the innkeeper and his family at the breakfast table. Did anyone mention the arrival of the young couple the night before? Did anyone ask about their welfare? Did anyone comment on the pregnancy of the girl on the donkey? Perhaps. Perhaps someone raised the subject. But, at best, it was raised, not discussed. There was nothing that novel about them. They were, possibly, one of several families turned away that night. 

Besides, who had time to talk about them when there was so much excitement in the air? Augustus did the economy of Bethlehem a favor when he decreed that a census should be taken. Who could remember when such commerce had hit the village?

No, it was doubtful that anyone mentioned the couple's arrival or wondered about the condition of the girl. They were too busy. The day was upon them. The day's bread had to be made. The morning's chores had to be done. There was too much to do to imagine that the impossible had occurred.

God had entered the world as a baby.

These people at the mall were caught up in the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. Most likely frantically trying to find that last gift so that they could get home, finish the wrapping and start baking. They were too busy to notice the savior.

And then something spectacular happened, stopping them in their tracks and reminding them of the true reason for the season.

But the sad part is that there were probably people who kept on walking.

So tell me, which one are you gonna be? Are you gonna stop and worship the Baby Jesus or are you gonna keep on walking and miss the Christmas miracle too?

Thanks be to God for his gift that is too wonderful for words. {2 Corinthians 9:15}

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