Friday, December 17, 2010

The Christmas Presence

The Christmas Presence

For love, at Christmas, He came,
A babe, heralded a Savior, a King.
The Christ, the Repairer of the breach.
From Heaven, He descended,
To lift us up from our low estate.
His right hand extended its reach,
To alleviate our souls’ ails,
Hearten those without hope,
Alter the ending of our life’s tale,
Emancipate sin’s prisoners,
Mend what had been broken...
What shall we then say?
Hallelujah! Our salvation is come—
Jesus Christ, our Lord, our King!
God with us—granting life, His glorious forte…

The caring Heavenly Father’s present to humanity–
The Son to manifest His loving presence…
A present we should all cherish more–
His and one another’s presence…

…name Him Jesus–'God saves'–because He will save His people from their sins. This would bring the prophet's embryonic sermon to full term: Watch for this–a virgin will get pregnant and bear a son; They will name Him Immanuel (Hebrew for "God is with us"). Matthew 1:21b:23MSG

I Owe Jesus

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