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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

There is so much we do not know about the angels’ sound and song. But we know they celebrated and it was cause for joy and peace. We know they appeared first to shepherds, a class of people so low that their testimony was not even allowed in courts. We know those shepherds were told the joy was for all the people. We know too what they found — a baby in a manger wrapped in cloths. This was the king of kings, the Prince of Peace, the Everlasting Father on whose shoulders the government would rest.

Immanuel Restored

Before the fall in the garden, God walked with man. All of history has been about restoring that walk — about restoring God with us. The Immanuel principle fell apart as Adam and Eve were exiled from the garden. But Christ Jesus restores the Immanuel principle. He walks with us. He is a part of us. Those who accept Christ are in union with him. He redeems us and restores us before the throne of God.

The Marvelous Melancholy

His crown was a crown of thorns that tore into his head pouring out blood. His throne was a cross and the iron were not fists, but nails into his skin. He was lifted up above us to behold as he died. It was not what we were expecting. It was certainly not what we deserved because that death brought conquest of death. Christ’s resurrection restored our place before the throne of God. Christ’s righteousness was bestowed on us and our sin bestowed on him.

Unexpected Places

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days. Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in

A New Day Is Coming

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In