I love a good juxtaposition. A Redwood doesn’t have quite the same grandeur without that speck of a person standing at its base, and the small shoot of a tree wouldn’t look so impressive were it not for the concrete sidewalk surrounding it with skyscrapers in the background.
Examining something in this way provides context and contrast. A child’s play is all the more dramatic when she screams across a field of pristine snow.
(Left: Mr. Buursma in a very tall tree. Right: RCS students play during recess on Monday)
As we enter this season of Advent, it is easy to get caught up in the Christmas spirit. We trim the tree and check our wish-lists twice. In all the festive cheer, we risk missing the picture. Let us not lose sight of the juxtaposition: God becomes flesh and lies in a manger. The image of Christ, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, born as a baby brings His love for us into sharp focus.
I pray you and your family might find comfort in His great love during this holiday season.