Monday, December 17, 2012

Awaken Your Senses to Christ's Advent Today! Day #1

"Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation." I Peter 2:2

"Peter used the analogy of a newborn who urgently roots for his or her mother's breast, having tasted the wonderful sustenance of her milk and wanting more. The mother's milk maintains the life of this little one who is incapable of consuming or digesting any other form of nourishment." (Awaken Your Senses: Exercises for Exploring the Wonder of God, pg. 41)  

As I meditated on the Christmas story this morning and thought about the sense of taste, what surprisingly came to mind was the image of Jesus being satisfied by his mother's milk. What a picture of the astonishing humility of God to nourish and sustain God's Son at the breast of a human mother!

Just as the infant Jesus craved his mother's milk, what do you crave during this Advent season? How will you satisfy your craving? With "pure spiritual milk" or with a cheap substitute? 

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