Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Never before and Never again...

"And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger..." (Luke 2:7)

Never before and never again would there ever be a birth quite like the one that took place that night.

All of creation must have sensed something special was about to take place. There surely was expectant electricity in the air foretelling an impending and miraculous occurance.

The sky was probably clearer and more vibrant in color.

The stars surely shone brighter and twinkled with such amazing brilliance.

The glory of the Lord beamed radiantly from that stable to the far reaching ends of the world.

A Holy sigh most likely reverberated through the heavens and echoed the emotion of awe and sweet release.

The Baby that was born that night was...

the Christ child
the Savior of the world
the Breath of Heaven
the Messiah

As angels proclaimed the arrival of Jesus, the sky was illuminated with the brilliance of the glory of God.

Their angelic voices rang clear with such grace as they sang praises to the King.

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men"

"OH, what amazing worship occured that night as God came near. All of creation probably stood with arms wide open and head lifted high.

Praising God the Father, for God the Son.

Faces tilted toward heaven, eyes closed, with nothing less than sheer joy etched on each expression.

God was made manifest in the flesh.

The shepherds departed. The people marveled.

Mary pondered....

Jesus was glorified. Jesus was praised.

What glorious splendor.
What sweet mercy.
What amazing grace.

That sweet Baby born in Bethlehem.... was perfection. Redemption. The Word.

A child of Peace.
A child of  Hope.
A child bearing the fingermarks of God.

May we be ever thankful for the birth of God's Son. For without the birth, there could have been no sacrifice made on the Cross. No redemption for our sins.

No Grace could have taken place.
No Mercy could have been shown.
No Truth could have been found.

We worship His majesty, His divinity, His holiness.

We worship Him. Jesus. The Son of God. Savior of the world. God.

Merry Christmas!!!!



Nancy M. said...

Truly awesome! Such beautiful children! Merry Christmas to you too!

Nancy said...

Your way of telling the Story takes me away to the hills of Bethlehem. What an awesome night!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture :)

Merry Christmas,
p.s.-you left a message on my blog about Carlos & his wife; I don't know who that is-sorry. I know you have been busy (so, have I, so if I am suppose to know them; I have to admit I don't)

Thena said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Yolanda said...

Merry Christmas my precious Sister and friend!

Loved your sweet young ones picture as well!!!

Love YOU

Nezzy said...

Truly unique which I am eternally thankful. The holy night that changed the whole world and our hearts. It just blows this simple farm chicks mind on how much He loves us.

God bless and have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Sassy Granny ... said...

What precious babes! And what a beautiful Christmas sentiment.

Blessings and Merry Christmas to you & yours,


angelonwheels said...

What a beautiful post with such passion! Lovely family Beth!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I like to ponder the depth of that night; I imagine Mary had her own questions to accompany its brilliance. I know I have a few of my own.

There is coming a day when all of my questions will be answered. Tonight I rest in the mystery of the moment and celebrate the Gift of God.

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope that Melissa is feeling much better by now.


David C Brown said...

"A Saviour ... who is Christ the Lord"!

Wylie said...

Precious children!!! Merry Christmas sweet friend!

sanjeet said...

Your way of telling the Story takes me away to the hills of Bethlehem. What an awesome night!

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RCUBEs said...

May you have the best Christmas ever and may God bless you abundantly. Praying for Melissa's continued recovery.

Edie said...

Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and Rich Blessings for 2010!

Deborah Ann said...

Merry Christmas Beth! What a sweet picture of you...