“…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.”
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.