Isaiah 11:1-10; Luke 10:21-24
And the lion will lay down with the lamb.
What if we could live without fear?
What if we could live without ever being afraid?
Afraid of being judged.
Afraid of making mistakes.
Afraid of not being good enough.
Afraid of what other people think.
Afraid of being alone.
Afraid of growing old.
Afraid of dying.
Afraid the lion is always about to attack.
Afraid the lion is always lying in wait.
What if we didn’t have to be the lion?
Didn’t have to spend our lives stalking? Didn’t have
to spend our lives trying to kill someone else?
But we can, we can. This is the life
that is promised us
and this is the life we can have, today.
We can be the lamb, we can be happy and free,
because the Lamb has become us,
the Lamb is with us,
the Lamb of God, who came into the world.
Who is with us always.
What if we could be like a child again?
What if we could be innocent again?
What if we could trust again?
What if we could just be again?
We can. This the life we are promised
and that is ours even now.
We can be a child again
because the Child has become us.
The Child has come.
The Child is born into the world.