Monday, 2 December 2013

God is in the manger

Writing to his fiancée Maria von Wedemeyer from his prison cell in December 1943, Dietrich Bonhoeffer expresses confidence in God's ability to 'make all things work together for good to those who love God'.
When everything is bearing down on us such that we can hardly bare it, the Christmas message comes to tell us that all our ideas are wrong, and that what we take to be evil is really good and light because it comes from God. Our eyes are at fault, that is all. God is in the manger, wealth in poverty, light in darkness, succour in abandonment. No evil can befall us whatever man may do to us, they cannot but serve the God who is secretly revealed as love and rules the world and our lives.
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