Here’s the list of links for this month’s synchroblog. Please remember to put the list of links at the end of your post if you are one of the contributors.
Glenn Hager – Underwear For Christmas
Jeremy Myers – The Unexpected Gift From Jesus
Tammy Carter – Unstuck
Jeff Goins – The Day After Christmas: A Lament
Wendy McCaig – Unwanted Gifts: You Can Run But You Can Not Hide
Christine Sine – The Wait Is Over – What Did I Get?
Maria Kettleson Anderson – Following The Baby We Just Celebrated
Leah – Still Waiting For Redemption
Kathy Escobar – Pain Relief Not Pain Removal
Ellen Haroutunian – Jesus Came. Did you get what you expected?
Carol Kuniholm – What the Magi Found
Sally – Unexpected
Christmas Day has come and gone, even the after Christmas sales are far more exciting for some than the birth of Christ. But did any of us really get what we expected? This long anticipated season, celebrating the birth of Christ our Savior often comes with unexpected consequences. The gifts never quite meet everyone’s expectations and leave behind mountains of wrapping paper and ribbon that will add yet more indestructible rubbish to the landfills. And Jesus doesn’t always give us what we expect either. We welcome him as a cute little baby but if we continue to journey with him, we soon realize that he wants to turn our world upside down. A child born in a stable is much easier to cope with than a revolutionary leader. This month’s synchroblog is centered around the unexpected consequences of our journey with Jesus. Where has it led us that we never anticipated? In what ways has it really turned our world upside down?
Coming down from Christmas always leaves us in a little bit of a fugue state. Let us know your thoughts and perspectives on this with links to your blog in the comments below. Please get them in by 7 pm (EST) on Tuesday, December 27, 2011.
As always, the breadth and depth of perspective here will be one more gift for all of us to open.