Tuesday, December 23, 2008

O Emmanuel

Isaiah 7:14

O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster,
exspectatio Gentium, et Salvator earum:
veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster.

O Emmanuel, our king and our lawgiver,
the hope of the nations and their Saviour:
Come and save us, O Lord our God.

We go through our lives walking, side-by-side, with those we love and cherish. We go, though, not seeing their faces, not seeing at all. Together, side-by-side, we stumble forward, blindly grasping at each other.

Until he finds us! He! The One who comes to us as one one us. He comes to us with a Face like our face, with skin like our skin and blood like our blood. He comes and we realize how truly we had never seen before.

When he comes to us, we see as we have never seen before. We see him as we long to see him. And, in seeing him, we see ourselves and each other, even as we race, side-by-side, toward him in that gorious, light-filled moment which will never end.

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