Christ’s coming as a newborn baby was God’s gift of humility to humanity. God, the creator of all things, left the brilliance and the highest of heavenly heights and sweet and majestic glories of heaven to enter into our wretched world! He came fragile, helpless and in need of love, care, nurturing and the tender hearts of a mom and dad. His name was Jesus and He grew into a child, a teen and on to a young adult! He walked among us experiencing life as we know it yet because of His divine genealogy and inheritance, He was without sin.
Even so, and even still today, He knows your pain and He feels it! He knows the battle that wars on in your temptations! He walked there! He knows your fears, your failures and your complete and utter despair! His humility took Him to the cross and His death took Him to the grave. His resurrection, took Him to the heights of Heaven, to be seated at the right hand of His divine Father God! His life, death and resurrection provide a solution for our sin problem, our despair and our hopelessness.
So, this Christmas Advent season of celebration, savour that sweet and powerful hope that His birth begins to bring into a world of need, for such a time as this! Yeah, His death and resurrection went down in history and because of His whole gift of sacrifice, there is now a totally awesome new life in Christ available for us today. He can be present in our lives as we live them out daily in His presence. Seek Him, as the wise men did, find Him as the shepherds did, Praise Him as Mary did, right where you are, in your less than perfect surroundings and situations, and be in awe of a Savior and a mediator, sent by God, who came to serve, to seek and to save. Isaiah’s prophesy of so many years ago did come true when the promise of a Heavenly Royal King to be born was a promise of hope for a needy people. Let that same Hope fill you and your beautiful soul with a glorious wonder and anticipation as we begin this first week of Advent! Isaiah 9:6″For to us a child is born, to us, a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Shalom and PEACE to you today! A generous gifting from our Lord to us. Yeah, Jesus, Our Prince of Peace came to share it with us. His sweet peace is not as the world gives but it’s a sense of well being within ourselves. It comes from our willingness to change and repent and do a turn about of direction. To walk with Him in His salvation and in His ways of abundance. It comes from our trust in our Prince of Peace, the sweet Savior of the broken and hurting and those beaten and scarred and torn up by sin’s choices.
“Shalom” may His favor rest on you today as you seek Him and find healing in Him for such a time as this.
So, here we are a week before Advent celebration begins and there you are in your journey of anything but peace today! Well, know this for real! Know for real, that a child was born to be called The Prince Of Peace! To bring peace into the hearts of those who would make room for Him in their concerns, in their hearts, in their lives, in their issues, in their disappointments, in their mourning, in their rejections, in their failures, in their bitterness and in all the things that just so desperately need quieting at this Advent season. He’s the Wonderful Counselor, who conforms to God’s wisdom and can advise like no other one of wisdom can. He’s the Mighty God affirming His divine nature and supernatural power is close by and within our reach and within our next breath. Call on Him. He’s the Everlasting Father, faithful throughout all generations, from the manger to the cross and into the heavens and right back into the heart and soul of those who love Him. He loves to the moon and back and all the places in between, regardless of who you are and what you’ve done. His love is unconditional. He won’t leave nor forsake, for His name is Everlasting Father. Yeah, so….He came in Peace but the world rejected Him. Go figure! Hearts today still do. Go figure! To reject Him is to reject His Peace so needed for this journey of anything but peace.
Prepare the way for our Peace Giver this Advent season and open the door! Let Him in! Let Him reign! Let Him usher in the Peace that He’s all about. ❤ Advent season? It’s all about Him and His gifts to us.