That day when love showed up.
No fireworks, no stadium full of fans, no news reporters. Even in the way in which the Savior of the world chose to show up on the scene, is a lesson we can learn from and apply to our lives today and how we should be on the lookout for significant moments in our daily lives. Miraculous events or life changing moments often show up in the most unexpected places, in a field of sheep, on a dusty road, in a lowly barn, in a little infant, in a single word, in a single action.
Moments like these are memorable. They are forever tattooed on our hearts and will continue to shape us and teach us for the rest of our lives. That’s the thing about beautiful encounters, they are designed to rattle and shake our senses. They transform. Beauty is designed to awaken a piece of our sleeping soul, like a fire waiting for oxygen to set it ablaze, beauty comes along and strikes the match. Dark becomes light
One of my favorite Christmas songs is “Winter Snow” by Chris Tomlin and Audrey Assad. I love this description of how Jesus showed up on the scene.
You could’ve come like a mighty storm
With all the strength of a hurricane
You could’ve come like a forest fire
With the power of Heaven in Your flame
But You came like a winter snow
Quiet and soft and slow
Falling from the sky in the night
To the earth below
Sometimes we won’t see the neon sign flashing that says “Today is the Day.” It’s like we are going about our business, doing what we have always done or doing what we know we need to do and beauty drifts down onto the path right in front of us. And, much like those snowflakes that Chris and Audrey describe in their song: it’s quiet and soft and slow.