A Visitor at Christmas
John 1:1-2, 11, 12, 14
''In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name. And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.'' (John 1:1-2;11-12;14)
As we look through the anals of scripture, we see that there have been many wonderful visits. In the early days of the world when Adam and Eve were living in the Garden of Eden, God came down every evening and walked with them through the beautiful Garden of Eden. That was a wonderful visit. Later on, when the world was sunk in sin, God came down and visited Noah.. He told him that He was going to destroy the world with a flood, andcommanded him to build an ark to ark to save those who found grace in the eyes of the Lord, That was a wonderful visit.
Then came the day when God came to Abraham and commanded him to take his only son, Isaac, and offer him up as a sacrifice. God was simply testing Abraham's love. This was a wonderful visit. Just before Abraham would sacrifice his son on the altar, God stayed his hand and provided a substitute. After Paul met Christ on the road to Damascus, after he heard the voice from heaven, he was led into the city where he prayed as a blind man for three days. Then God sent Ananias to tell him what God wanted him to do. Thus began the world's greatest gospel ministry. That was a wonderful visit.
On one of Paul's journeys he came to Miletus and called all the elders of Ephesus to meet him. Down by the seashore they had a great meeting. Paul charged the elders to be true to Christ ...
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