Wednesday, December 24, 2008

IT BEGINS AT THE BOTTOM

Martin Luther grasped the essence of incarnational faith: it begins with a child

"The true Christian religion is
incarnational and thus does not
begin at the top... it begins at
the bottom. You must run
directly to the manger and
the mother’s womb, embrace
the Infant and Virgin’s Child
in your arms and look at Him—
born, being nursed, growing up,
going about in human society,
teaching, dying, rising again,
ascending above all the heavens,
and having authority over
all things.”

-- Martin Luther (1483-1546)