God in the midst of the forgotten, the broken


A good thing to remember in this, the season of Immanuel, God with us…

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologian/martyr:

God is not ashamed to be with those of humble state. He goes into the midst of it all, chooses one person to be his instrument, and does his miracle there, where one least expects it. He loves the lost, the forgotten, the insignificant, the outcasts, the weak, and the broken. Where men say, ‘lost,’ he says, ‘found;’ where men say, ‘condemned,’ he says ‘redeemed;’ where men say ‘no,’ he says ‘yes.’ Where men look with indifference or superiority, he looks with burning love, such as nowhere else is to be found. Where men say, ‘contemptible!’, God cries, ‘blessed.'”

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