Number 156 - His presence.
How strange, that God would choose a cold, smelly manger for the birth of His son. Jesus, wonderful counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father, our prince of peace...lying in an unexalted bed, having come so close, His presence touching ours. God positions himself in humble places, where He makes His presence known.
We, meaning those who know and love Eamon, are aware that he seems to peacefully rest in the presence of God. It is often my explanation for his pleasant disposition, patience and joy-filled attitude. But in light of Christmas, and the manger, my understanding is quickened. The reality, Emmanuel - God being with us, becomes so clear. He chose to be present for each of us, and to be found among the least of these...with the poor, the dispossessed, the ones the world would push to the side, and it is there that He can be found.
Eamon walks closely with God, and I am so thankful to witness the divine crossing paths with humanity. It's like everyday is Christmas, I just love "presence"!