Thursday, December 24, 2015

For Unto Us A Child Is Born!



As you go to sleep tonight, instead of thinking of hooves on the rooftop and a jolly old man saying “ho ho ho”, think of this….

A brisk cold winter’s night, the air so cold it chills all it touches.  Sheep drowsily resting on a hilltop, watched by equally drowsy shepherds.  Silence spreads across the landscape, but there is an air of anticipation in the silence…

And in the town below, in a small stone stable, a young woman labors to give birth.  The animals surround her with the low sounds of chewing and breathing, a gentle background to the sounds of pain as she struggles to bring forth her child.

In the heavens, all of the angels are watching and waiting for the fulfillment of the promise made by God over the centuries.  Watching to see what will happen in the tiny town of Bethlehem….

And then they hear the tiny cry of a new born babe!  Unable to contain their shouts of joy, the angels burst forth in song, praising the Glory of God born to set man free.  All of creation joins in the song that cannot be silenced, the song that still goes on today - for the work of that tiny babe has been completed on the cross, and mankind has been redeemed for all time. 


14 comments:

  1. Beautiful post! Thank you! And Merry Christmas to you too!

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  2. Thanks for the reminder of the true meaning of Christmas! Such a blessing our Lord gave us.

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  3. Have a blessed Christmas with those you love!!

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  4. So true! The angels had it right :-) This baby that was born is the Hope and Peace of our world. Worth singing about! Have a sweet time with your family. God's blessings to each of you!

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  5. Thank you for the most beautiful post. It is what Christmas is all about. Merry Christmas to you and yours. God bless you all.

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  6. How beautiful, did you write this? If so may I post it next year. I have found nothing so sweet and simple that says so much. And I understand if you would rather not.
    Merry Christmas and have a safe and Happy New Year.

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  7. Thank you for the beautiful reminder of the real Christmas! I hope yours was great.

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  8. Thank you for the beautiful reminder of the real Christmas! I hope yours was great.

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  9. Beautifully said! Praising God for His incredible Gift!

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  10. Beautiful! Much better thought than hoof on the roof. HOpe you had a Blessed Christmas!

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