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 contradictions contained in [the] nativity scene are stretched as far as the east is from the west, and yet, in the centre, right where I might sometimes just catch my breath at a glimpse of its golden beauty caught on the edge of cheap tinsel, is an unearthly sense of wonder… that cuts through to my very core through all the commercial, plastic nonsense, and shows me the Christ child, and such beautiful, holy mystery, that my heart leaps with the joy of it, deep and fleeting at the same time, in perfect paradox.”

What are the things around you this season that remind you of the Christ child and the beautiful, holy mystery that is his story?

Read pages 147-149 for today’s full devotional “A Glimpse of Glory.”