It’s been a full half day.
Before we began dinner we had a little time to talk about Christmas. Of course we talked about Jesus’ birth, but we tried to move the discussion of the birth narrative to the Biblical meta-narrative, that is, how Jesus fits into the bigger picture.
This has been my theme for my ‘X Days to Christmas…’ blog posts. Christmas is not just about the incarnation of Jesus. It is about God acting decisively in history to save his people from their sins.
For this reason I created a video for the men to watch. The theme that I try to capture is purpose in confusion. This is a theme that they know well.
The video is called ‘Unnamed soundsculpture’ and it was created by Daniel Franke. You can see the original and/or download it here at Vimeo. I placed biblical text over the top of the film.
The text recounts the big picture that unfolds in the Bible: Creation, fall, redemption, re-creation.
The arrival of Jesus in history is momentous because in the Jesus God brings hope to the hopeless, purpose to the purposeless, and order to chaos.
Jesus is good news. Merry Christmas!