Reason #25: Because it’s Christmas!

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Rob Vander Giessen-Reitsma

*cino needs YOU to vote each day in December to help us win a $50,000 grant to renovate the old kindergarten room at Huss School! Why vote? Read on…
Reason #25: Because it’s Christmas!
We realize that many people won’t even turn on their computers today and that’s perfectly okay! We completely support unplugging on a holiday. But for those of you who are tuning in for today’s reason and vote-vote-voting, we didn’t want to let you down.
So what does Christmas have to do with voting for *cino to win $50,000 to renovate Huss School? Well, today is the day that Christians celebrate the incarnation of God as a newborn baby in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago. You might say that *culture is not optional represents just one expression of taking this incarnation seriously. In the birth of Christ, the spirit of God came into our world as a flesh-and-blood human being. We believe the incarnation is a challenge to followers of Christ–a challenge to put our deepest values into practice, to embody the spirit of God in our neighborhoods, to put our love into action.
Huss School represents a unique opportunity to put love into action in a specific time and place. We’ve been writing and teaching for some time about faith in a God of peace and justice as something that should shape our everyday activities and the school will provide a space to model what such an embodied faith might look like–not just for the benefit of Christians, but for the welfare of our whole city. Like the angels 2,000 years ago, we hope to proclaim the good news of God’s love for all people, whether through the abundance of tomatoes from the garden or the delight of good music or the fun of a game of kickball. It’s everyday incarnation!