Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Jesus, Lord at thy Birth

6And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
Luke 2: 6-7 (ESV)

A tiny baby, and yet a King. God's perfect plan wrapped in earthly love. An innocent baby born to die an innocent Lamb. 

I can't imagine, though I try, what thoughts were running through Mary's head as she carried, delivered, and held this miracle child. He was completely flesh, completely human, completely man. And yet he was a King, the Son of God, the Most High. He was Emmanuel, God with us. He was the long awaited one, the heir to the throne of David. 

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face
with the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord at thy birth
Jesus, Lord at thy birth

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