25 December 2014
“The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the LORD’s favor has come.” Luke 4:18-19
This Christmas day we remember the reason Jesus Christ came in the flesh. As scripture was foretold in the Old Testament by the prophet Isaiah, Jesus read the same verse to let us know it has been fulfilled. That God is not slow in fulfilling his promise, but is full of mercy, abounding in steadfast love and patience, not wishing that any person should perish.
Let us rejoice, let us make room for the Lord in our hearts. May he be the centre of everything we are and do in the new year to come. Lord Jesus Christ, may your name be lifted high. At your name, every knee will bow. May i be found in you when you return. Keep me Lord and seal me for that day.
24 December 2014
From the time God promised the Christ to the time of the actual arrival of Jesus, there was a long silence of a few hundred years. When Jesus Christ finally came, not many recognised the Deity. The promise of the Christ had become to some, a fairy tale or myth. But those who were humble in heart and in need, received the good news and blessing immediately.
Today we live again between the time of the promise of God and it’s fulfilment. Jesus Christ had come over two thousand years ago. And he will return. The hour and date only God the Father knows. Will we be prepared or will the story of Jesus Christ simply be a warm Christmas story and mere human tradition?
Lord Jesus Christ, i thank you for coming for the lost and giving yourself for us. May this Christmas be a time when you seek out the lost, the humble at heart, the seeker, the needy, the unknown ones – may your Holy Spirit fill their hearts with love. The love that touched me, forgave me, redeemed me and renewed me. I love you Lord.