Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Thursday, December 6, 2007

All Will Bow Down

  • Luke 2:8-14

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests."

  • Matthew 2:1-2,10-11
The Visit of the Wise Men [Magi]
1After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him."
10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with His mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of gold and of frankincense and of myrrh.

Kings of Earth on a course alone, bearing gifts from afar.
Hoping, praying, following yonder star.
Silhouette of a caravan,
Painted against the sky,
Wise men searching for the Holy child.
One King held the Frankincense, one King held the Myrrh,
One King held the purest Gold…
One KING held … the Hope of the world.

From Common Shepherds to Persian Kings - all nations will bow down to King Jesus!

Oh how different our sharing Christ would be - if we announced the "good news of His coming" with great joy in our hearts!

Choosing GREAT JOY,


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