Wednesday, December 22, 2010

fingermarks of God

The word 'sign' in this verse is from the Greek word "semeion" meaning 'a mark or indication that distinguishes a person from another'.

Much like our own fingerprints, which are unique and truly distinguish us from another, this babe - this Savior wrapped in swaddling clothes - bore distinct signs of His matchless identity.

This baby was born to be the King of ALL kings and the Lord of ALL lords. His birth was announced by a heavenly host of angels. A Star led the way to the place of His birth.

This Christ-child... this precious baby.... bore the very fingermarks of God. There was none that came before Him nor will there be any that could come after Him even remotely as unique and distinguished in this way.

This baby was conceived by the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit. The very breath of God. The very diety of God. The great 'I AM' - wrapped in cloth, placed in the manger lovingly by the Hand of God. Leaving His fingerprints on the baby who would change everything.

A baby marked with grace and truth.

A baby marked as Savior of the world.

A baby marked as the only Son of God.

Unequaled. Unparalleled. Incomparable.

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.

And this shall be a sign unto you....


Merry Christmas to everyone! May the Lord minister sweetly to your hearts and may Jesus be the focus of our celebration!

Congratulations to Terry of - he is the winner of Warren's book! 


Terry said...

Thank you, Beth! I'm looking forward to reading the book!

Peggy Arteberry said...

Amen!!! I have this graphic as a wallpaper picture on my computer at work. I think it's beautiful, what a coincidence to see it here! Thank you for this..... Thank YOU Lord, for sweet Jesus!

Nana Jul said...

Merry Christmas Beth! May Jesus bless you and refresh you and fill all the empty spots with His Light through Christmas and the coming year. Unequalled, unparalleled...incomparable distinguishing His Mark on you. Thank you for blessing us!
Love ya sista!

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

It's amazing to think about the fact that God was fully human, even whily fully divine.

Merry Christmas to you.

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Lovely! Yes, LORD!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Merry Christmas...and the story never gets old...just more precious each year.
Enjoy those grandchildren! Blessings!

Sonja said...

Mery Christmas Beth, to you and your family, as you celebrate together!



Sassy Granny ... said...

I agree with Janette: the story never gets old!

What is it about Christmas that captivates us year-after-year as if each year is the first we ever considered Who God sent to save us, and how? It takes my breath away.

May you have a blessed & merry Christmas,


Saleslady371 said...

He became flesh and dwelt among us. So exciting to think of Jesus then and now! Merry Christmas, Beth! I know it will be a Jesus-filled celebration at your house!

Christmas hugs,

Stacey Dawn said...

Merry Christmas Beth- to you and yours!

Loren said...

Oh to think Jesus was born for you and for me. To live life among us yet without Sin. To take all our Sin upon HIM ....It is just more than I can bear! A precious Babe, born in the humblest of ways.

Thank you Lord! Thank you YOUR Precious Son!

Love you Beth! May you and yours have a blessed and Very Merry Christmas! I am so thankful for the gift of YOU and Your friendship!

sarah said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family

angelonwheels said...

Merry Christmas Beth! I just had worship via your blog!

Maria I. Morgan said...

Beautiful post, Beth! Thanks for stopping by Life Lessons! Looks like we're kindred spirits- sisters in Christ! I look forward to getting to know you! Merry Christmas & God bless!

GrammyGoo said...

Merry Christmas Beth ~ May God's continue to use you in extraordinary ways in the coming year.
Hugs, Ella

Nancy said...

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.