December Synchroblog – Jesus Came: Did You Get What You Expected?

11 Dec

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.


14 Responses to “December Synchroblog – Jesus Came: Did You Get What You Expected?”

  1. Glenn December 27, 2011 at 1:28 am #

    I’ll see if I can get this thing started as we write on this blue Monday. Perhaps we’re feeling a sense of relief that the hoopla is over.Anyway, here is my post:

    Glenn Hager. Brethe. Underwear for Christmas.

  2. Jeremy Myers December 27, 2011 at 7:03 am #

    Here is my submission:

    Unexpected Gifts from Jesus:

  3. Tammy Carter December 27, 2011 at 7:44 am #

    Name: Tammy Carter
    Blog: Blessing the Beloved
    Post: Unstuck

  4. Jeff Goins December 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    I wrote a lament about grieving our unmet expectations on Christmas — and paid homage to the waiting we still have yet to do.

  5. Wendy McCaig December 27, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    Here is the link to my post. This was one of the hardest blogs I have ever written. Not sure if it was because I was trying to do it on the run or if it was because of the subject that God laid on my heart. Really hope it conveys what the spirit has been stirring in me.

  6. mkettleson December 28, 2011 at 5:32 am #

    And here is mine:

  7. Liz December 28, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    Thanks for the links. I am running a little late but I should have all of these up within a few hours.

  8. leah December 28, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    name: Leah
    blog: desert spirit’s fire!
    post: still waiting for redemption…

  9. kathyescobar December 28, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    here’s mine, thanks liz:


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