The Love of God Descending

The Love of God Descending

The Love of God Descending

The Sons of men, not apprehending

The innocent, the tender babe

The manger, obscure and vague

The Magi, honored guests

The shepherds, nothing less

The horde of sinful men, destined to die

He the Savior, for them, crucified

But for now, a tender coo

The baby Jesus, delivered

For me – For you 

A Tiny Life

baby-jesus-in-the-manger-3-728-1.jpgA Tiny Life

 

A tiny life

delivered into obscurity

    and humility

Yet full of the Godhead

and imbued with Divine Majesty

 

Set among the common things

    of life

Among animals and mud

Among men who tended sheep

    in the fields above


And yet sought with great earnest

by travelers following prophecy and a star

Lit by the Heavenly Hosts

to bring them nigh the newborn babe

    the long awaited King on High

 

And thus He came

A Baby King

A Light to the Nations

A Savior to the redeemed

the most innocent tiny life

to bring Heaven to earth

and peace inside

 

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Why Me?

Why Me?

Why would You honor me?

What in my past would qualify

What in my soul was ever worthy

to be called to witness majesty


To be sure

I was raised to respect

and honor God

But soon enough

my mind devised

wickedness that called and

dragged me through the mud


And so now

in later years

of my uninspired life

I haunt the ragged hillside

keeping my flock

and my thoughts


Until Your Angel appeared

In Bethlehem,

of all places

A town of nowhere

and nobodys


And yet I think I know why

You descended from on high

to arrive as the ancient text proscribes

In Bethlehem –

The Son of God!

To save all mankind


And I –

The chief of nobodys

And my brother shepherds rise

To follow Light

through dark of night

and eventually arrive

to see the babe

His smiling face

the gift for all mankind


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Inextricably Linked

INEXTRICABLY LINKED

Christmas inextricably linked to Easter


His birth inextricably linked to His death


The manger inextricably linked to the Cross


The Star of Bethlehem inextricably linked to the noon-day darkness of Golgotha


The flight to Egypt and safety inextricably linked to His deliberate journey to Jerusalem and death


My death to sin, the flesh, and self-will inextricably linked to new life in Him


My surrender and trust in Jesus inextricably linked to eternal life in Heaven with Him


Amen, Hallelujah, Amen!