Monday, 19 December 2011

The Humble Miracle of God's Birth Into Flesh

Luk 2:4  And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,
Luk 2:5  to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
Luk 2:6  And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth.
Luk 2:7  And 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.
Luk 2:8  And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
Luk 2:9  And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear.
Luk 2:10  And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
Luk 2:11  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Luk 2:12  And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger."
Luk 2:13  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
Luk 2:14  "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!"
Luk 2:15  When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us."
Luk 2:16  And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.
Luk 2:17  And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child.
Luk 2:18  And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them.
Luk 2:19  But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.
**** from my e-sword: used English Standard Version (ESV)****


  1. Wonder of wonders, how can we retain any animosity or pride, now that we have so great a gift?

    Fall on our faces, worship the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Emanuel, God with us.




  2. Hi Musemater,

    Can you just imagine being one of those shepherds??? That must have been incredible! But you are right, in that we have and even greater miracle inside us when Jesus enters into us transforming us into His likeness! It is a gift that is beyond any worldly treasure or honors we can obtain from presidents or kings. We have received the gift of eternal life in the presence of the KING OF KINGS! Is there ANYTHING more precious than that??? I think not!

  3. Amen Susan! Praise the Lord for His love, grace and mercy!

  4. Hi Ron

    Merry CHRISTmas! :)


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