Sunday, December 24, 2006

Good Will Toward Men!

     “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7
     Mary was a virgin as told in Isaiah 7:14: “14  Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”  Immanuel means “God with us.”  God sent his only son to earth in the form of a baby that grew into a man to be sacrificed for the sins of the whole world.  But not only did he die, but rose again and conquered death that those who believe in him could do so also.  
     He’s no longer the baby in the manger, nor is he walking the dusty roads of Galilee, nor is he still on the cross as depicted in some statues, but is now on the right hand of God, his Father, making intercession for the saints.  “Hebrews 7:25  Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25  “Romans 8:27  And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans 8:27  “But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; “Hebrews 10:12  
     We can pause to remember the baby in the manger, but we should remember where he now is and what is coming.  He is coming back for his people and to judge the earth.  Christmas is a wonderful time of year but a Christian can have Christmas all year through!  We can serve and adore the Master who will some day come for us.  “14  Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:14

Merry Christmas to all and if He is not in your heart, let him in!