Scripture Reading: Luke 1:26-38. A few years ago I realized how totally unique the birth stories of Jesus are in the Gospels. There’s a challenge to anyone who wants to read the Gospels as a narrative–what happens to the angels? Sure, they are there at Christ’s birth but then what? Angels are absent from most of the Gospel narrative from the birth until the resurrection. How does one live life in between those times? What Angels Don’t Say
The illustration about holding the rock lightly came from the excellent book Congregational Fitness by Denise Goodman.