Countdown to Christmas – Day Two

Countdown to Christmas – Day Two

Luke 2:2

"(This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)"

More context…

Yesterday in verse 1 we heard the famous start to Luke 2…"In those days Caesar August issued a decree…"

And today we have sentence in parentheses. A sentence that is not even strong enough to stand on it’s own, it is merely a modifier for the sentence before it.

Sort of a "in case you didn’t study up well enough on your Roman emperor history to know exactly the year when ‘Caesar August issued a decree…’" here is another clue. It was when "Quirinius was governor of Syria."

Let’s see…

If I take the first clue….when "Caesar August issued a decree…" and add the second clue when "Quirinius was governor of Syria" I should be able to know when Jesus was born.

I’m guessing about 2008 years ago.

I hope my life is not relegated to a parentheses statement. I hope it is more than an historical comment ("Atwood was a guy who lived in the time of two Bushes and Obama") or geographical ("He lived in a brownish-looking house made of bricks and wood") or mathematical ("Four score and seven years lived he.")

I want to love a life that cannot be contained by parentheses, cannot be limited to an afterthought, or just provides context to another life or time.

But how exactly does that happen…


Posted on December 2, 2008, in Countdown to Christmas. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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