The snow is falling and it is December...Christmas season is in full swing!  As you manage your calendar and Christmas list, we want to invite you to dwell on the coming of Jesus and daily advent readings are a great help in doing so.  Below is an advent poem written by Paul Tripp.  We hope it encourages you as you are reminded that grace came down in the form of a person!  Merry Christmas!


Grace Comes Down


Rebellion raises its ugly head
then grace comes down
darkness covers creation’s light
then grace comes down
thorns and disease infect
then grace comes down
people lie and cheat
then grace comes down
desires lead astray
then grace comes down
image bearers murder their own
then grace comes down
power corrupts the powerful
then grace comes down
pride’s delusion ensnares
then grace comes down
fools preach what is foolish
then grace comes down
idols abound and deceive
then grace comes down
the whole earth groans
then grace comes down
tears replace smiles
then grace comes down
hate hates love
then grace comes down
hope devolves to fear
then grace comes down
abuse victimizes care
then grace comes down
thievery robs generosity
then grace comes down
peace fights war
then grace comes down
danger lurks in every heart
then grace comes down
evil kidnaps minds
then grace comes down
morality lies shattered
then grace comes down
justice is unjust
then grace comes down
creatures separated from their Creator
then grace comes down
people cry, God weeps
then grace comes down
in the person
in the birth
of the Messiah child
Jesus.

(For further reading, Paul Tripp's collection of advent readings, "O Come Let Us Adore Him", is for sale on our book wall.) 

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