The Word became flesh, not idealism or theory or program, but life, local life, given for us, so we could do the same.
Graham Cray, Archbishops' Missioner and Fresh Expressions Team Leader
Emmanuel: God with us every day in the everyday.
Steven Croft, Bishop of Sheffield
Jesus didn't arrive as a king, but as a baby who needed other people to survive. God’s always found with the vulnerable.
God entrusted his life in our hands, so I entrust my life in his. Foolish?
A package put together to solve debt crisis. He lived among us, loved us, was rejected. The deal never left the table.
Stephen Lindridge, Fresh Expressions Methodist Connexional Missioner
If Jesus came to walk in my shoes, then shouldn't I at least try and put my size 4s into somebody elses? #wordmadeflesh
Rachel Matthews, Fresh Expressions Events Administrator
At Christmas, the best gift you can give to others is yourself. God made you unique for a reason.
John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
Jesus turned up when he wasn't expected. Where he wasn't expected. Expect the unexpected. God likes surprises.
Russ Bravo, writer and journalist
not pretty, clean, abstract & apart. But gritty, real, in your face, here. Incarnation = God with us.
Elaine Lindridge, Fresh Expressions Associate Missioner and Newcastle District Evangelism Enabler
Jesus comes:Meaning-making.Failure-saving.Hope-creating.World-changing.Light-shining.Inviting us 2come:Meaning-making..
Jesus - with us. alongside us. one of us. then. now. always. that'll do...
Jesus was tempted in every way that I was tempted, yet he managed to overcome. That gives me hope.
Andrew Wooding, Editor of Share and Church Army evangelist
In the bleak mid-winter, there is hope. I think that’s good news of great joy for all people.
Zoe Hart, Fresh Expressions Associate Missioner and chair of young adults round table
With crying screams and squalid surroundings, a homeless baby turns a season of darkness into a dawn of new beginnings.
God living as a human being in Jesus shows how humans can be & how I might be if God lives in me - which is God’s plan.
Jesus will come again in a whisper, in a roar, in the brokenness around us. Creation awaits that new dawning.
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Acting without humour/humanity? Say to self: "God took the risk of becoming a human being. Why can't you?" #incarnation
Paul Bayes, Bishop of Hertford
Jesus was born, grew up, walked, talked, laughed, cried, struggled, won. If he can do it, then with his help, so can I.
Frances Shoesmith, Pioneer Minister, Bootle
The fact that Jesus walked on our world and washed in our water, makes the very air we breathe a promise kissed by God.
Sue Wallace, Team Vicar, Leeds Parish Church
Jesus came to be the ultimate #GoodNews, engaging with people on the streets. Can we do the same?
Slow down, take time... the incarnation. God, the Father at 3 miles an hour, walking speed. Who will you walk with?
Tim Lea, The Bridge, Hinckley
God didn't just speak via dreams, a book or angelic visitations or creation. He spoke as he became as flesh and blood.
Our God is not distant, but interested in our lives. Having lived himself as a human, he knows what we face each day.
Sam Follett, youngest member of the Church of England General Synod
Jesus' birth was on the margins. His experience was exclusion as a homeless refugee. Where does our ministry begin?
Sean Stillman, Zac's Place
Every time I remember that Jesus came, it makes me stop, catch my breath & consider the mystery of it all over again.
Kim Hartshorne, The Upper Room, Cirencester
Babies don't invite our attention, they demand it. Cry out Baby God, till I stop what I am busy with and cradle you.
Andrew Graystone, Director, Churches and Media Network
Birth is a miracle but that miracle birth turned the accepted upside down. I joyfully live life upside down.
Debbie Forman, Curate and Pioneer Minister, Innsworth
As God planted a seed of hope in Mary, our mission is to plant seeds of hope in our culture & see what emerges.
the word became flesh and moved into the neighbourhood - God leads by example!