Consider this quote by Keren Dibbens-Wyatt from “Lean Towards the Light This Advent and Christmas Season” compiled by Christine Aroney-Sine & Lisa DeRosa.

“The vulnerability of the manger, like the vulnerability of the cross, is pure love. A love that says, I will go through this for you. That says, I could opt out of your suffering, but I choose to share it. I lay down my birth, my life, my death, for you.

I refuse to speak because no one gave you a voice. I refuse to fight back because you could not. I refuse to use the power of angels for my salvation , because you, too, were helpless.”

Thank you, God with Us, Emmanuel. Thank you.

Read pages 91-92 for today’s full devotional “Advent Vulnerability.”