“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
from ancient times.” ~Micah 5:2
What a powerful reminder that our God chooses to use the humble to demonstrate His greatness and glory. How often do we overlook the blessing of those among us who do not conform in ways that are valued by worldly measures?
This Advent season, as we celebrate the birth of our Savior – born to a humble tribe, in humble circumstances, into the very universe of which He laid the foundations – may we remember that the Imago Dei, “Image of God,” is reflected even in the humblest of image bearers.
Many of God’s precious children face profound challenges. Yet, their light shines in the darkness. They invite us to participate in a greater human experience: a life lived with compassion, service, joy, and love. The glory that they behold is the glory of Christ, who is the Image of God (2 Corinthians 4:4). In this, we are humbly reminded that all of us are cherished, not because of our worldly contributions, but because we bear the image of the Creator. Hallelujah.
Adam Wasik, Secondary Principal