Simple Love

Dear Christmas People,

Simplicity. God cast a vision on the first Christmas that was very clear, “keep it simple.” Jesus was born among those of low socio-economic status, living in poor sanitation, void of hygiene. In Christ, God enters into our world, stooping down to the level of humanity, and comes to us as we are. In saying that Jesus was born in a stable, a place where animals are kept, Luke underscores the self-emptying lowly quality of the incarnation.       (Incarnation—“God in the flesh”)

When you don’t have much materially in this world, you trust in the spiritual power of Jesus in the world at a higher level. I have been blessed to see this happen in the extreme poverty of multiple places including: Nebraska, Iowa, Haiti, Mexico, Los Angeles, Denver, Nicaragua, Italy, Kansas City, Milwaukee, San Diego, Canada, San Francisco, Castle Rock, Parker, Littleton, Highlands Ranch…. When we allow God to birth a new relationship with another in unexpected places, Jesus may just come out in the flesh (incarnate) once more in surprising ways.

This Saturday, Dec. 20 we will be hosting the Open Door Christmas Party from noon-2:30pm at Annunciation Catholic School in Five Points. Clean up help is always welcome after the party, probably lasting till 4pm. Friday, Dec. 19 from 1-6pm we will be setting up for the party. Come as you can. Check out the Gods Grace website for details and to sign up .

If you’re looking for the simple love and the reality of Jesus in a world that’s too often known for complexity, this event will be the womb of God.

“Jesus is God simplified. God approachable, God understandable, God loveable…Jesus puts a face on God”, E. Stanley Jones. Come let us see the face of God.

For further teaching on these matters see Luke chapters one and two.

Still in one peace,

Pastor David J. Jensen

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