Come and behold Him,
Born the King of angels
O Come All Ye Faithful, Wade/Oakley
When love came down, did I miss Him?
In my last post I began to grapple with this haunting question. A helpless, dependent baby born in a filthy manger was not what the world expected. This tiny child did not fit the image of the powerful King they had in mind. We often miss Christ, because we are looking in all the wrong places.
Jesus tends to show up in the most unexpected ways. His loving Presence is revealed and found in miraculous grand gestures, but also in the small, the ordinary, the weak, the messy, broken people and places of life.
After accepting the challenge to remain attentive to seeing Christ in the unexpected this Advent, I couldn't help but share this incredible story with all of you.
It is the story of an unexpected angel!
Last March, I wrote about a documentary called, A Better Slice Of Life.
This film featured the powerful story of students with a developmental disability gaining independence through an innovative culinary program developed by a partnership between Christian Horizons and Humber College.
As part of the instruction in this unique employment-focused college program students receive their certification in First Aid and CPR.
On December 13, 2016, Dylan Duncan, one of the dedicated culinary students from this year's cohort was on his way to work when he saw a man having a heart attack and in need of help.
Dylan immediately stepped into action by applying his knowledge and training from his recent certification in CPR. Dylan's leadership and skills ended up saving this man's life.
Jessica Burman Zinger (the wife of the man whose life was saved) was reported by the CBC as saying that Dylan is
'a hero and an angel.'
Check out the full article of Dylan's story here:
Culinary Student With Developmental Disabilities Saves A Life