GLORY TO GOD IN HEAVEN
PEACE TO MAN ON EARTH
LUKE 2: 1 - 20
(PAGE 1497 COME ALIVE BIBLE)
JESUS CHRIST had existed in eternity as God. Knowing of our
needs, He lovingly bid farewell to Heaven and prepared to "empty
Himself" for His redeeming visit to earth. Knowing who that
baby was that was soon to be found in a manger stall in the
obscure town of Bethlehem helps understanding the drama of
The very word "eternity" reveals the absence of time. So before
time began to begin He was God the Son abiding in a perfect
Heaven with God the Father. It is no imposition on our
imagination to consider His departure from Heaven. The holy
angels that were themselves part of His creation might have
gathered in one last assembly to nave been told of His
forthcoming advent, that is His earth adventure. This is was
truly to be an extraterrestrial visit beyond imagination.
Perhaps He presented Gabriel a special citation for the good job
he did informing Joseph of what was about to happen. A
commendation for the calming way he addressed young Mary at the
well and told her of what was coming.
Can you conceive of Him pausing before two bright and shiny
angels and saying, "I'll see you at the tomb."
The heralds of Heaven, about to become the earth-bound
messengers took their place on the turrets of time to announce
the Messiah's birth.
There in Bethlehem He became Mary's boy-child. He, who
ineternity was as old as His Father, was eons older than His
mother. He, who leaned on the breast of His Father without any
mother, now in time nursed at the ...
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