Thursday, December 25, 2008

Unto Us

Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Luke 2:34-35
Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, "Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against (yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

John 14:15-18
If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever--the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.

Acts 17:24-28
God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth...He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being....
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Amazing Grace.


The Texican said...

Amazing Grace. The only song the Angels cannot sing. That one is reserved just for us. Great Christmas post. I hope you enjoy a Happy and Prospreous New Year. Pappy


Yes, Tex, you're correct, but I took literary license, hoping readers would look beyond technicalities to the link between "a winter holiday" (since more and more people are reluctant to call it "Christmas") and the presence of God in this world.