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Away in a Manger

December 28, 2019

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Away in a Manger

Pure and simple — God loves us.      We are all wretched sinners  for sure.      Nevertheless,  God’s love  found a way,  through the life,  death,  and resurrection  of Jesus Christ,  to justify us  through faith — making us pure and holy,  fit for heaven.

Jesus’ entry  into this world  had its pains — the trip to Bethlehem  for the census,  no room at the inn,  birth in a stable,  King Herod’s hateful killing spree,  fleeing to Egypt.      But,  in the midst  of the trials,  there was the glorious announcement  to the shepherds,  the awesome visit  of shepherds,  and the visit  of the magi,  who somehow had knowledge  that a King to be worshiped  was born.

In the middle  of all that  was the peace of faith  that all things  were in God’s almighty hands.      And so,  with hearts resting  in God’s peace,  we can sing  “Away in a Manger”  at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuF-D7eaars  and think about  how all things are possible  with our Lord.      Nothing is impossible.

Away in a manger,  no crib for a bed,
The Little Lord Jesus  laid down His sweet head.
The stars  in the bright sky  looked down where He lay,
The little Lord Jesus,  asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing,  the Baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus,  no crying He makes.
I love Thee,  Lord Jesus,  look down from the sky,
And stay by my cradle  till morning is nigh.

Be near me,  Lord Jesus;  I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever,  and love me,  I pray.
Bless all the dear children  in Thy tender care,
And fit us for heaven  to live with Thee there.

Knowing God’s power  to surely lead us  in His salvation,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord Jesus,  thank You  for living through  so many troubles  on this earth,  and yet remaining  pure and holy,  so that You would be  the perfect Lamb of God  that takes away  the sins  of the world.”

Love,
Margaret

 

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

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This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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