What do you see this Christmas?
Word For Today: December 24, 2019: What do you see this Christmas?
Beloved, As I am pondering the Lord today and in prayer I felt the Lord show me the picture of the Good Samaritan. This is not a story or picture we relate to Christmas, but as I prayed the Lord said, “it is the very heart of what Christmas is.”
Beloved, why did Jesus teach us this parable? What are we to see? Are we not our brothers keeper as Jesus was born to be ours. He is the second Adam, the first born of many brethren.
Is not “demonstrating pure holy love” the reason why Jesus was born? Did he not give us the fullness of His love by dying on the cross for our sins and raising up from the dead to bring us back to right relationship with God?
But He was also born into this world to “raise up a people of God.” He came to rescues us Jew and Gentile alike and to raise up a body who will love one another as He loves us. He came into this world to save us, die for our sins, but more. HE IS THE FIRST BORN OF MANY BRETHREN.
WHEN YOU SEE THAT MANAGER TODAY, WILL YOU HEAR THE WORDS OF THAT BABY WHO WILL ONE DAY SAY, “A NEW COMMANDMENT I GIVE YOU TODAY, LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I LOVED YOU.”
WILL YOU SEE A SAVIOR, A KING, GET DOWN AND WASH HIS DISCIPLES FEET AND SAY, “IF I YOUR LORD, HAVE DONE THIS FOR YOU, NOW YOU LIKEWISE SHOULD DO FOR ONE ANOTHER.”
WILL YOU SEE A KING, “WHO SAID TO A GROUP OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS WHO WANTED A WOMAN STONED TO DEATH SAYS, “THOSE OF YOU WITHOUT SIN, CAST THE FIRST STONE?” WILL YOU HIM SAY TO THE WOMAN CAUGHT IN THE VERY ACT OF SIN, “WOMAN WHERE ARE THOSE WHO CONDEMN YOU? SHE SAID, “THERE ARE NONE LORD.”
WILL YOU HEAR HIM SAY, “NEITHER DO I CONDEMN YOU, NOT GET UP AND GO ON YOUR WAY AND SIN NO MORE.”
WILL YOU SEE JESUS WHO CAME TO PREPARE US TO BE HIS BRIDE, CHERISHING US, NOURISHING US, WASHING US, CLEANSING US TO BE A BRIDE WITHOUT WRINKLE OR SPOT.
WILL SEE THAT BABY JESUS WHO IS FOREVER KING OF KING OF KING AND LORD OF LORDS? WILL WE SEE THE LORD WHO IS TODAY ARRANGING HIS BODY PART, (You and me) TO BE KNITTED TOGETHER IN HIS LOVE EACH PART FULLY SUPPLY WHAT THE OTHER NEEDS?
WILL YOU SEE KING JESUS FILLING WITH THE SPIRIT 3000 ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST? WILL YOU SEE HOW THEY STAYED TOGETHER OUT OF LOVE FOR HIM AND ONE ANOTHER AND NOT ONE... NOT ONE... CONSIDERED WHAT THEY HAD THEIR OWN.?
WILL YOU SEE BECAUSE OF HIM THOSE WHO HAD HOUSES, LANDS AND POSSESSION SELL THEM AND LAY THE PROCEEDS AT THE APOSTLES FEET TO GIVE TO EVERYONE WHO WAS IN NEED? WILL YOU HEAR THE TESTIMONY THAT THERE WAS NOT... WAS NOT... A NEEDY ONE AMONGT THEM?
WHAT WILL YOU SEE THIS CHRISTMAS? WILL YOU CELEBRATE HIS BIRTH, OR HIS LIFE AND HIS LIFE AFTER BEING LIVED IN HIS PEOPLE?
If we can’t see each other or each other needs and then lay our life down one for the other did we get the true meaning of Christmas?
JESUS SAID, “NO GREATER LOVE THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS SHEEP. I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD AND I LAY MY LIFE DOWN FOR MY SHEEP AND MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE AND THEY FOLLOW ME.
Let us today and tomorrow, not just see a manger, but a King and a Kingdom he has come to establish in the hearts of men. THE KINGDOM OF PURE HOLY LOVE! AMEN!
Merry Christmas to all!