FOR UNTO YOU...CHRISTMAS
LUKE 2: 1 - 20
(PAGE 1497 COME ALIVE BIBLE)
JESUS CHRIST's birth was attended by wise men from the East
bearing gifts. They were the opposite of what would attend Him
in His death.
They brought gold, the king's emblem. To greet him in death
people who "knew not what they" were doing brought Him a crown
The wise men brought Him frankincense, the symbol of praise. As
He neared His cross for us, they mocked Him and spit upon Him.
The Magi brought myrrh, to heal and soothe. At His cross He was
wounded from head to foot, and there was no one to bathe His
We were not born too late. We can choose with which group we
desire to be aligned. We do it by seeing Christ in others and
relating to them as we do to Him.
In this modern Christmas season, we like Mary, can bring our
wills and say, "Be it unto me according to your Word..."
Even as Joseph, we can give our obedience.
Like the shepherds, who hardly knew what they were seeing, we
can bring our adoration.
As the angels, we can proclaim "glory to God in the highest."
Just as did the Magi, so we can bring our gifts.
The crib and the cross: these are the extremes of life's curve.
They are the deep ends of life, and they mean there is nodepth
in my life where He has not already come to meet us.
He is the star to which we can look,
the staff by which we can walk,
the spring from which we can drink.
He whom "all the universe could not contain" came down into the
world of little things, the little things in your life.
In the spiritual realm He is the equivalen ...
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