He Was A Baby ~ Jesus ~
He was a BABY ~ JESUS
He came as an innocent and would grow into a man ~ The Son Of God. He would experience life, then teach and lastly suffer as He took to the CROSS for all of us. He did not come in a golden carriage, although He could have. He could have come with all kinds of pomp and circumstances, as He was the King of Kings. No, He came as a baby, in a small and dirty stable. He came in the quiet of the night with the simplest of births. After He arrived, the night sky lit up immediately with the most beautiful light. A bright and luminous night star hovered above the stable where He laid swaddled in a manger, it could be seen from miles away and it guided those that saw it, urging them directly to HIM. Mary and Joseph went as they were told to the city where they were born. They went without fear and with complete and utter trust in God’s plan. Their unwavering faith has what led them to the stable. They were humble people and the Baby would be the most humble of all.
At this thought, I have to wonder. If we were summoned by God for such a miracle would we have been so obedient? To place this story in our current timeline makes one wonder. Sadly it seems almost impossible for such selflessness to occur in this present day. We would hope for obedience to His plan and yet we see so often how we deny Him. Regretfully we have seen Him thrown out of our schools, ceremonies, even our personal prayer time has taken a hit. Distractions take precedent. Peer pressure at all ages creates a cloud of confusion as to what true faith and following Christ truly means. To follow Him is a selfless act, to accept Him and honor Him as He is everything one must die to self to glorify Him. When we get off track re-dedicate thyself to God's will and continue to trust in Him, wholeheartedly. Why do we so easily forget after the passing of Christmas day, all that is meant by the birth of this tiny Baby, Jesus?
The Christmas story always makes me smile; the best rendition I have heard recently was from a beautiful two-year-old baby girl. It was so touching because she started each line with passion and determination to share the story. She started with, “The angel said, don’t be afraid.” “The Baby will be born in a manger.”
As I reflect on the life-changing event, the birth of Our Savior. I am again in awe at the wonder of our God. He is a purposeful Master as He uses the innocence of Babies to show the mere Joy of life as a gift.
The infant or small child has had limited access to the ways of a world, they have limited experience in the running away from God. This is why we are so blessed in the presence of a child. The luminance in their faces is so very similar to that bright star symbolizing JESUS LIVES. Come to think of it, a child of any age experiencing the newness of a stage of life is a blessing to be seen. They approach with such vigor and determination and abounding excitement. To feel their curiosity or hunger, if you will is enticing.
If we stop and think we are all children of God. We are all capable of shining that forever light for HIM. We all have a hunger for what is right and good. We all have the ability to starve ourselves and yet hunger can be a wonderful thing for in the sadness of starvation is the desire and want for something better. If we fill that hunger with Jesus year round we will be filled with the Holy Spirit. We will then find ways to feed the hungry and LIVE FOR JESUS as BRIGHT STARS shining only for HIM.
"I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all
People. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior,
Which is Christ the Lord? And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall
Find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And
Suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host
Praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth
Peace, good will toward men." Luke 2:8-14
If you are not hungry there is still time ~ Get Hungry ~ ask Jesus into your heart ~ By the Cross He set you free ~ Believe in Him and have everlasting life ~ Ask His forgiveness and then live as one of His shining stars ~ Shine brightly for all to see ~ so they are directed straight to HIM ~ Peace.
Jesus Be the Center
Hillsong ~ From The Inside Out
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