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Entered By: Paula
Entry Date: 2015-12-08 07:38:35
Subject: Advent Day 10

 He loves us so much that He gave us the Way.  I love this quote from Common Prayer, "To love someone is not first of all do things for them, but to reveal to them their beauty and value,to say to them through attitude: "You are beautiful. You are important.  I trust you.  You can trust yourself."  We all know well that we can do things for others and in the process crush them, making them feel that they are incapable of doing things by themselves. To love someone is to reveal to them their capacities for life, the light that is shining in them."

I know many would say that we are not trustworthy and that we should not trust ourselves.  But here I believe the reference is to our true self in Christ.  In Him is faithfulness.  I believe that He lived this very love for us.  He comes to us and He tells us that we are beautiful, important to Him, and He gives His Son.  He gave us example and real life demonstration of the way to walk, but He doesn't force us down the road.  He gives the Way and we have a choice. His promises are true and I can trust Him.  He gave me capacity for life.  He crushes my old flesh, but yet I live.  He shines.  

Psalm 85.  He gives what is good.  

Thankful for the gift, 


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