Thursday, December 24, 2009

Who shall not fear You, O Lord

Revelation 15:3-4: “They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: "Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints! 4 Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, For Your judgments have been manifested."

Great and marvelous are the works of God. God does nothing halfheartedly or shoddy. Everything He does is a marvelous work. This day is the day before we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Christmas is one of those marvelous works that He has done. This world was in need of a Savior that would die to satisfy the payment that was needed to pay for the sins of this world. He sent Jesus, God in the form of man, to pay that debt on a wooden cross; the debt that we owe. The King of Kings and Lord of Lords was born in a humble manger. That is the awesomeness of God and His plan. Through humility and lowliness our salvation comes.

“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” Philippians 2:5-8. We are called to have this same mind of Christ, a mind of humility and obedience. This was the great and mighty work that God did. He sent a King to be a humble servant. Who would have guessed that a King would die so that his servants would be made free?

This Christmas eve, let us stop and praise God for His marvelous works. We have a Savior who is being exalted in the heavens. He alone is holy, set apart to be worshipped. The angels came and announced His birth, the heavens announced His birth, and we announce His birth. For behold I bring you good news and great joy. For unto us a child is born and a Savior is given. Who is Christ the Lord!!!

Tomorrows Readings:
Old Testament: Haggai 1-2 New Testament Rev. 16

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