December 22, 2016

AdventWord::Animate


Animate

The Spirit of God animates us, but it all happens in the flesh: every deed of kindness, every act of generosity, every word of encouragement happens in the flesh. Every embodiment of Christ’s grace or truth or love happens in the flesh—or it doesn’t happen.
-Br. Mark Brown

Those beads and bells didn't get up on that door by themselves. It was flesh and blood. These words from Br. Brown are so very logical, but strike me as full of new concepta. So often the conversation is about killing the flesh, but wait.
"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us." - John 1:14.
I need to go easier on the flesh and remember the Spirit moves, the Spirit animates, but those dishes? Done in the flesh. That Christmas breakfast for my elderly neighbors will be made in the flesh. Giving and receiving? The flesh. The key, I suppose will be recalling that the glory is from Him and through the flesh.

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