The First Time Christ Came – Advent I

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The First time Christ came into the world, Christ did not come into the world; Christ made a world. Ponder that for a moment.

Every Christian who is paying attention to scripture knows that the first time Christ came into the world, there was not yet a world to come into. First, Christ made the world. (Genesis 1:1, John 1:1-5, Colossians 1:15-17)

Sadly, tragically, not that many Christians are paying that much attention to the whole Christ story that begins at the very beginning, and proceeds throughout time and eternity. It is a Cosmic Love Story. I am going to invite you within the four Whittlings issues you will receive during this Christmas season to read, understand and integrate into your lives the entire and universal story of the Christ. My intention (Hope springs eternal.) is that you will know:

  1. Why knowing the entire Christ story is critically important.
  2. How to translate the entire story on behalf of the children you love so that they might find hope and be love no matter the circumstances of their lives.

If you have a bent towards science, especially astrophysics and cosmology, you have probably heard about the singularity, the one source, from which the universe emerged. The Dalai Lama speaks of this as, The Universe in a Single Atom. The Hebrew Scriptures speak of this Reality as the Word God has just spoken. The Christian Bible declares:

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [The Christ] was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made…”

How long has Christ been active in the world, loving the whole world (Just Love being the fulfillment of God’s purpose for the entire creation.)? About 13.77 billion years. What has Christ been doing all that time. Just Loving! Loving in the creation of stars, and in their destruction. Just Love at the beginning, through all time and beyond time. Loving expressed in the forces that bind the universe together, without allowing it to fly apart. Love in the coming together of elemental hydrogen and helium. Love in the birth of carbon atoms from within the belly of a dying star—a cosmic birth that made our births possible. Christ in the carbon, meaning Christ, Just Love, is in everything, and everyone. Love doing love’s thing all the time, in both the creative and the destructive moments. Love in life. Love in death. Nothing to fear!

It is a staggeringly awesome story, and our kids need know the whole story so one day they can, with full understanding, proclaim to us, “I am made of stardust!” “Right on, you are a star!” Say it, grandpa, tell her, “You are a star. Christ is in you. Just Love is you so you can be Just Love for others!”

Years ago, I wrote a Christmas song called, I Saw The Star “I Am”.

I saw the star, “I Am.”
I am the star I saw.
You’ll also be a star, you see
Open your eyes and gaze with me.

Once again, a child shows us the way. A child; Audrey. Your child.

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