Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Star Still Shines Brightly....



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. 



16 comments:

  1. Amen, Sarah. Merry Christmas, awesome to even contemplate.

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  2. Great story to read, after we attended the Christmas Eve service. Merry Christmas!

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  3. Just wonderful! Merriest of Christmases & Happiest of New Years! Susan

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  4. Thank you Sarah! That is beautiful. We just got back from our Christmas Eve service and this a was way more beautiful and heart touching way to tell the story of our Saviors birth. God bless you with a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

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  5. Love thinking of it like this. I believe. Merry Christmas!

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  6. Merry, Merry Christmas, Sarah! Thank you for sharing this beautiful post! Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

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  7. Yes, Jesus IS the reason for the season!

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  8. Amen!! Thanks so much for sharing this! Merry Christmas!!

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  9. Amen! Merry Christmas, Sarah. Have a wonderful day with your family celebrating all the love God has given us.

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  10. Beautiful post! Thank you.
    Blessings.

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