Deck Your Heart

Right now? I’ve got nothing else to offer this space full of Deeper readers then my Advent heart. I am completely consumed by “coming” and would you sit where you are long enough to watch me pour myself all over an ancient manger? Pour myself out even though the thought of giving you my heart feels at least 6 million kinds of vulnerable, as if I were the one spreading my legs for all the world to see while pushing the crown of God’s head into the hay. But, if ever there is time and space for vulnerability it’s the Christmas season; the very act of incarnation, of Christ coming to us bloody and naked invokes all the worshippers to come as bare and forked as possible before the flesh-born King.

I’ve had 31 revolutions around this one stable and at least 10 of them I have beseeched to the Baby therein, “How much deeper can we go this year?” And this is how I begin to deck my heart, with curiosity and fervor and a longing for the provocative nature of this story to mix with my claret-red cells and run rampant all over my veins like some sort of Divine drug. Every moment of Advent-to-Christmas tastes like an aphrodisiac and I am drinking the moments like ambrosia-laced elixir. With my tongue rolling around all the flavors of a Newborn, no wonder I burst with more merry and leak more tears then every other orbiting day.

I want more . . .

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2 Comments Deck Your Heart

  1. Stephanie

    Wow. Just wow. I feel simultaneously ashamed of myself for being so self-righteously pitiful and filled with wonder at the Majesty of His birth because of your words. Your words help me feel the deepness of His sacrifice so I could have this life, this walk. Thanks so much for pouring yourself out Erika.

    ~Steph

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    1. thelifeartist

      You have such a beautiful and tenderlicious heart, Stephanie. Thank you for being here and being moved inside . . .

      Love to you, Friend.

      Love,
      Erika

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