Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Thoughts

Christmas thoughts. I am finding joy in the fact that Jesus was the Word made flesh. He laid aside His glory, left heaven to dwell among us earthlings. John 1:14 says "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." One of my favorite carols is "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing." "It first appeared in 1739 in the collection Hymns and Sacred Poems, having been written by Charles Wesley." (wikipedia) In this stanza, we see the Gospel, clearly laid out. "Christ, by highest heaven adored
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of a Virgin's womb:
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,
Hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel" 
So thankful that Jesus came. He came so we could see what God is like. He came to walk beside us. He came to save us.  

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