A Nun Blog - The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration

A Nun Blog - The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration "For God created man for incorruption, and made him in the Image of His own Eternity." Wisdom 2:23

Friday, December 24, 2010

Hidden Surprise

The greatest of gifts are often those we could never ask for, never dream of, or hardly expect. Or, if they are something we ask for, we often don’t comprehend what that something entails or really means until… it arrives! Christmas is here, and who could have planned such a celebration but God Himself?! A Messiah, a Just King, had been awaited for so long, but who could have imagined a humble, incarnate, God-made-man who had come to “[bear] our grief and [carry] our sorrows” (Isaiah 53:4)? As Pope Benedict said, “God is always faithful to His promises, but He often surprises us in the way He fulfills them.” Perhaps this is one of God’s greatest ‘joys’ – giving the unexpected, or fulfilling desires beyond His creatures imaginings! And what a cause for celebration for us, to know that our God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to save us, redeem us, justify us and bring us to that place that ‘no eye has seen or ear has heard!’ He surprised Joseph, astounded Our Lady, amazed the Magi, and caused the Shepherds to wonder at the mystery of His incarnation. Let it be so for us as we see before us the works of God! Merry Christmas to you from the Nuns!

We hope you enjoy the poem on our humble God. – To follow soon: news & picture of our New Postulant – Sr. Christy who entered this Advent! Pray for our Sister who has entered on a journey beyond imagining!

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