The season of Advent is an opportunity for us to remember Christ coming amongst us, but His doing so in an unexpectedly beautiful way that speaks right to the heart of God’s love for all people, and his redemptive plan to lift up the lowly by the giving of himself.
So too, around us at Christmas time we are also surrounded by unexpected beauty. If we have eyes to see what God is doing in the lives of others around us, we’ll see him at work in beautiful ways that may surprise us. If we can humble ourselves to sit and listen to people who see things differently to us, we may unexpectedly find beauty in their experience and perspective.
Let’s learn to find beauty in the unexpected. Let’s look for Christ in the places we may naturally overlook. We may expect to celebrate Advent in our Churches and around our family tables. But let us also look beyond the expected, and find God in the unexpected, where beautiful things will go unseen if we allow ourselves to be preoccupied and distracted.
These daily reflections were published on our website each day during December 2017, in our approach Christmas. You can read each of them on this page and journey with us again in a new series next Advent.