"When they rolled back the stone, they found that the tomb was empty"
...it began with an empty manger...
It begins and ends in emptiness. -- and yet, we spend so much time filling the void instead of seeing the void as the space where what matters is born and lives in our midst in ways that we could have never imagined... in the breaking of the bread and the sharing of the cup of life.
It begins and ends in emptiness and yet, we find ways to escape the void and numb the pain of not knowing -- not being sure -- not being enough-- instead of seeing the empty tomb and the empty manger -- in the forgiveness; in the not reciting the hurts of the past or the absence of presence in presents-- in the invisibility of wanting to escape and the desire to compare instead of compassion-- in the illusion that the present measures instead of the presence
It begins and ends in emptiness or is it fullness? the fullness of a heart on fire the manger ready to hold the one whose spark ignites something that we can't find on social media the manger of our lives, the one built in our hearts with the steady plywood of daily living in love and pounded together to hold something new. for in the empty manger of our hearts will arrive the promise of God.
The manger is empty and so is the tomb.
Something new is about to rise up To arrive in our Bethlehem hearts... if there is room