There is no such thing as a safe space. This may sound of despair on this cozy night of candles and carols and close-knit gatherings. But let this not be the case. To imagine we are ever truly and fully safe is to miss the point of this story that is born in vulnerability, threat, and uncertainty. Indeed, this is where it lives, where it thrives. This is where God meets us.
There is no such thing as a safe space, although we can, we should, and we do certainly make spaces safer—by amplifying the voices that elsewhere fight to be heard, by sharing and caring for wounds and woundedness, by turning down the volume of divisiveness and deceit!
Even more, in the visitation and song of these angels among us, in the story of our ancestors and ancestry, and in the child and all that surrounds the child’s story we seek not so much safe space, but brave space. In this birth we are reborn. In this death-dealing story we are surrounded by good news of great joy. We find ourselves ever braver, stronger, more joyful as we live into the fullness of what has come and is coming.
Come and rest. Come and share. Come and adore him. Enter into worship.
READINGS: Isaiah 9:2-6 † Psalm 96 † Titus 2:11-14 † Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)
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