Martin Heinekin wrote this about Soren Kierkegaard: "To read Kierkegaard is to know what he has to say particularly to our age when the individual is lost in the mass and when general religiosity is confused with the specifically Christian and all awe and fear and trembling have disappeared from the God-relation."
Martin Luther would have liked this phrase altered for the incarnation as he wrote in his Christmas carol, "The little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head."
The intersection of the Alpha and Omega in this very minute, the infinite who comes to fill the finite, the Lord of heaven and earth is the little Lord, is Jesus asleep In the hay, is water poured over a child's head, is bread and wine in one's mouth, is where cross and resurrection are proclaimed, is where two or three are gathered in the hope of forgiveness and truth telling,to help us see and hear how it can be where one is dying, can be the light that shines over casket, can be the only hope claimed in solitary confinement of the soul, in intensive care unit, in relationships seemingly forever damaged. Christ our God to earth descending. For us and for our salvation he came down and was born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus Christ is born to save in this world where it seems, how silently, how silently the wondrous Word is given to sinners
Isaiah did not tremble in the temple because he knew God in heaven was holy.
Isaiah trembled because the holy had come down to fill his very moment here on earth. And the present Lord makes mangers arks of covenant, broken bread coals of fire, lost souls ambassadors of Christ in this world that belongs to God.
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