05 December 2016

The Road to Bethlehem – Did you Know

Merry Christmas Dear Reader,

It is not proper to celebrate the baby without an eye to the cross.  The two are inseparable.  Without the incarnation there is no cross.  The purpose of the incarnation is the cross. 

Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin.  It is, therefore, the incarnation that gives us a way to redemption.  It is redemption that is what we celebrate.   To celebrate the birth without this offers content but no understanding. 

As we travel the road to Bethlehem we need to discuss this.  It is in Christ that our hope for redemption exists.  It is in this knowledge that the mother carrying the baby travels.  It is with this understanding that the foster father cares for a child that is not his own.

The birth must be celebrated.  It is a cause for great joy and it is what the Father wants.  We must also acknowledge that this is only the beginning of the journey.  This is only the first act of the passion play.

Mary, Did you Know – Pentatonix

Mary, did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you've delivered, will soon deliver you

Mary, did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God

Mary, did you know, Mary did you know, Mary did you know

The blind will see, the deaf will hear and the dead will live again
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb

Mary, did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary ,did you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding is the great I AM

Mary, did you know, Mary did you know, Mary did you know

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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