Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Oh the joy of Christmas!  It is here!  He is born!

As we welcome anew our savior, I just want to share something that blesses my heart each year.
We have heard this song performed live during Andrew Peterson's Behold the Lamb of God concert for the past two years.   If you ever get the chance to attend, this concert will prepare your heart for Christmas like nothing else I have ever experienced!  We got to hear it at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.  There are no words to describe the atmosphere of that place...charged with the Holy Spirit and filled with worship.
A little slice of Heaven, oh yes indeed.
This song is called "Labor of Love."  It is such a beautiful description of what it must have been like to be be young and scared and entrusted with giving birth to her Creator.  It reduces me to tears every time.  This is Christmas.

Remember, my friends.  This is not a fairy tale or just a sweet story.  God really became man.  He put aside His glory and was born...held and nursed in the arms of a young teenage girl.  Amidst livestock and filth and poverty He came.
He came for you.  He came for me.  He was born to die, for you and for me, while we were hopelessly and unrepentantly lost in sin.  He is gone now...for a little while.  
But He promised he would return.  
No matter what the earthly future holds, we can hold on to that promise with all that is within us!
We have this hope as an anchor for our soul...firm and secure.  

Merry Christmas, and God bless us...every one!

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