Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Ponderings

Every year I find myself in awe of Christ. In awe of His sacrifice. And absolutely blown away by how beautiful the story of Christ's coming is. God could have sent Jesus to earth in so many ways, but He chose 2 simple people to parent this baby, the Savior of the world. I love thinking about Mary and Joseph. How great the call God had on them as the parents of Christ. How amazing that He grew up just as we do, yet He never sinned. I cannot even fathom what that must be like to have pure actions, pure thoughts, pure words, all the time. He grew up, had a thriving ministry in which He poured himself into the 12 disciples. And then the time came. He moved from the manger scene, from Bethlehem, from Nazareth, and onto a cross with a crown of thorns upon His head. This baby became a man who paid the price for the sins of His people. It is so beautiful. And I am so undeserving of His sacrifice. Yet He did it anyways because He LOVES us more than anything.

Act of Love

He left His home, His heavenly crown

To live upon the earth

This sacrifice when Love came down

To the manger for a lowly birth

His mother feared and trembled

In the midst of labor pains

His father wiped his temple,

A son and a Savior he was to gain.

Under the clear and starry sky

this precious babe was born

A night of sweet serenity,

A calm before the storm.

This tiny child would grow to be

The Christ, the King of Kings

In 30 years you'd find him,

hanging on a tree,

Paying for the sins of man,

Suffering for me.

How can I ever thank Him

For coming to earth that night.

His act of love has changed me

Giving grace, hope, forgiveness, light.


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