Saturday, December 21, 2013

Joining the Ranks of Humanity

Take a moment to read and reflect on this excerpt from Sarah Young's Jesus Calling:

"When I joined the ranks of humanity, born into the humblest conditions, My Glory was hidden from all but a few people. Occasionally, streaks of Glory shone out of Me, especially when I began to do miracles. Toward the end of My life, I was taunted and tempted to display more of My awesome Power than My Father's plan permitted. I could have called down legions of angels to rescue Me at any point. Imagine the self-control required of a martyr who could free Himself at will! All of this was necessary to provide the relationship with Me that you now enjoy. Let your life become a praise song to Me by proclaiming My glorious Presence in the world."

The humility and restraint of Jesus Christ on my behalf is mind-blowing. To think that He was born in a dirty barn with a feed trough for a bed. To think of His resistance to display His power. To think He denied his very deity for a relationship with mankind.

In light of what Christ has done for us, we should not hesitate to let our lives become a praise song to Him. This Christmas let's make sure people know that Jesus is present and available for those who will trust in Him. In light of all He endured for us, we can surely risk embarrassment or being politically incorrect to share about Jesus.

Choose you this day whom you will serve - whether public opinion or what is popular or acceptable - but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Have a merry Christ-filled Christmas! Never forget the Love that came down on that first Christmas.


Patti Shene said...

A great reminder of what He did for us, Paula! Merry Christmas. May you have a blessed holiday season.

Paula Mowery said...

Thanks Patti. I hope you have a very Christ-filled Christmas, too.