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“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s armies will make this happen.” Isaiah 9: 6&7

I’m so thankful for a God who loves us so much he would send a passionate committed saint like Brad Corrigan, to witness to us. The gift of life he shares with God’s family in Nicaragua is truly the Christ, living life in Brad. Christ’s life of love and power.

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2: 20

This is the incredible mystery, Paul whispers to us in faith, that Brad embraces, the uncontainable love of life and joy buried in the heart of every living thing. We saw this life force in the eyes of the children of Nicaragua. Lord, open my eyes. I want to see myself and others as you see. Heal me from my prejudices and judgment, my lack of trust. I think most of us don’t recognize the strength of that life within us or the many ways it shows itself to us, but everyone of us have felt its power. We know we carry scars of our many healings, but they are scars that can no longer harm us. This Advent God is asking me personally. What is your attitude about life? How do you experience it? Do you trust or distrust it? With thanks to God and saints like Brad who have touched my life over 50 some years of living, I have learned this life in Christ can be trusted and my need to take Him with me every day. Lord, open my eyes.

Living Christ,
We thank you for your life giving word. Thank you for your Spirit that has the power to change the world. Grant us the desire and the ability to see with the eyes of your heart. Christ in people, Christ here on earth, binding us all together in some mysterious way. Lord, we thank you for the mystery that you are. Amen

Lois

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