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The Lone Star

What does Christmas mean to you?

Is it a time to celebrate the birth of Christ? Is it a time for family get-together, office parties, and gifts exchange?

Is it the time for shopping when you receive the best deals on all the latest electronic gadgets and toys?

Is it a time to decorate with bright lights and glittering trinkets?

What does Christmas really mean to you?

Some people disregard Christmas altogether because it was not the actual day that Jesus was born. 

What does Christmas mean to me? 

When I think about Christmas, I see it as a time of celebration and reflection.

A time to celebrate the unconditional love and mercy that God shows us so that we, in turn, can demonstrate unconditional love and mercy to each other.

I think of Christmas as a time to reflect on the life of Christ while He was on earth.

Instead of seeing a baby in a manger, I see a man who was tested and tempted just like you and me; I see a man who was persecuted and misjudged just like you and me;

I see a man whose flesh was weak and weary just like you and me; I see a man who wept bitter tears of sorrow and pain just like you and me.

But, Jesus overcame every problem that we are now facing so that we can follow His examples and live victoriously.

Therefore, the following poem, taken directly from the Word of God, will take you through the prophecies from the beginning to the end because the true meaning of Christmas is Jesus – the Alpha and Omega.

I shall See Him.

I shall see Him, but not now:

I shall behold Him, but not nigh:

A star shall come out of Jacob, A scepter shall rise out of Israel,

And He shall batter the brow of Moab,

And destroy all the sons of Sheth.

But, when He came, there was no beauty that we should desire Him.

Born in a stable; hunted by the dragon;

Shrouded in carnage; raised in a volatile town.

“The foxes have holes and the birds have their nests,

But the Son of man has nowhere to lay His head.”

He was despised, He was rejected.

He was scorned and ridiculed.

A man of sorrow acquainted only with grief.

He was oppressed; He was afflicted.

Like a lamb to the slaughter, He was chastised by men,

Bruised by the serpent and smitten by God.

But, He was wounded for our transgressions,

Bruised for our iniquities.

The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,

And by His stripes, we are healed.

All of us were like wandering sheep without a Shepherd.

We were on our own pathway to destruction

So the Lord laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

I shall see Him, but not now:

I shall behold Him, but not nigh:

A star shall arise from the north;

The Son of man shall burst from the sky riding on the wings of the clouds.

And He shall shake the heavens and the earth.

Every island shall flee away and all the mountains shall disappear.

Every eye shall see Him in all His majestic glory,

And every knee will bow to the King of kings and Lord of lords.

Numbers 24:11; Isaiah 53; Matthew 8:20; John 1:46; Revelation 16:20

Have a blessed Christmas!

 

 

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