1. Becoming Human – A New Christmas Story - Part One of Five

As you know, in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God when the earth was being created. Then one day, while it was Rome’s turn to bully the world God decided to make the Word flesh, starting in a stable in Bethlehem with the cooperation of a fourteen year old Jewish girl. 

I promised you an adventure and here it is! I have been given the amazing opportunity to take an aspiring immortal friend on an extraordinary advent journey to the capitol of the universe where God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, resides. We will arrive well before Christmas day to allow us to see how God prepared for the Great Condescension. We are all familiar with the saga of Mary and Joseph, but until this moment no human has been privy to what was happening on the other side of the great divide during Mary’s pregnancy, particularly in the days preceding Christ’s birth.  Do you want to come with me?

Please be very quiet, and don’t be scared. I am assured that we will return to finish out our lives as if this journey had never happened to us…that is unless you choose to yield to the transformational power of the experience. Silly, you don’t have to decide now.

To go there we have to get back into the bubble we used to travel to creation week.  If you were with me then, in September 2008, you will remember how uncomfortable the bubble could be. But it is the only way to travel out of here and now.  If we are careful not to make jerking gestures we can fit into the same bubble together.  Wow, this is a wiggly bubble. I think I’ve got it. Okay, your turn.  Hoist yourself in. That’s it. Now curl up next to me. Good.  Comfy?  Okay, bubble close! Here we go! Bye world.

Now, we need to find a prayer and ride it up. Look there’s a church, let’s float over there. Bonanza! Here comes a wave of prayer. Bubble, hop on.