Ready to Receive Him

Adoration of the Shepherds by Correggio
Adoration of the Shepherds by Correggio

“…we should not try to escape a sense of awe, almost a sense of fright, at what God has done. Nothing can alter the fact that we live on a visited planet…
God has been here once historically, but he will come again with the same silence and same devastating humility into any human heart ready to receive him.”
J.B. Phillips

I want to be like the shepherds–awed and aghast at the glory they heard and beheld.  Like the shepherds, I am flattened with so much fear that I am told “do not be afraid.”  Like the shepherds, I am never to be the same again, my stubborn self-sufficiency now shot through and leaking dry.

Then my heart will be ready to receive him.  Only then.

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