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Which shall be to all people

December 24, 2012

Isn’t it lovely to know that the celebration of the coming of the Christ is not about sect or denomination, nor is it about vicinity or era.  When the angels shared the good news of the birth of Jesus, they promised it was to be for everyone.  And the shepherds joyfully “made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.”  (see Luke, chapter 2)

Let us too, be generous in telling the story of great affection, salvation, and blessing this season stands for.  The Apostle Paul says that in doing so, “we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”  (2 Cor. 1:4)

Sometimes we want to shout the good news from the roof tops.  Other times, the awe we feel can only be expressed in humble quietude.  Phillips Brooks beloved hymn explains the latter.  Well over one hundred years ago, he wrote: “How silently, how silently, The wondrous gift is given; So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of His heaven.  No ear may hear his coming, But in this world of sin, Where meekness will receive him, still The dear Christ enters in.”

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.  (2 Cor. 9:15)

Merry Christmas to you all.

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