Birth

“Behold, a virgin shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.  Isaiah 7:14 (RV)

Just as our Lord came into human history from outside, so He must come into me from outside.  Have I allowed my personal human life to become a “Bethlehem” for the Son of God?  I cannot enter into the realm of the Kingdom of God unless I am born from above by a birth totally unlike natural birth…The characteristic of the new birth is that I yield myself so completely to God that Christ is formed in me…God manifest in the flesh – that is what is made profoundly possible for you and me by the Redemption.

~Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

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Just taking time to worship Christ today in the concluding of Advent, in the singing of songs, in the opening of gifts, in the enjoyment of traditions, in the gathering together in the midst of our Eternal Family…all because He has come!  May you have a Selah today in the presence of your King!