And Every Knee …

​  “Trust in the LORD with ALL your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His Will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.” -Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT

The reason we have Christmas today is because of a Baby Boy Who was born over 2000 years ago. It’s a time to celebrate His birth. Scripture tells us:

  “Therefore, GOD elevated Him to the place of highest honor and gave Him the Name above all other names, that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” – Philippians 2:9‭-‬11 NLT (http://bible.com/116/php.2.9-11.NLT)

From the carol “We Three Kings” –

“O Star of wonder, star of night

Star with royal beauty bright

Westward leading, still proceeding

Guide us to thy Perfect Light.

Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain

Gold I bring to crown Him again

King forever, ceasing never

Over us all to reign.

Glorious now behold Him arise

King and God and Sacrifice

Alleluia, Alleluia

Earth to heav’n replies,

O Star of wonder, star of night

Star with royal beauty bright

Westward leading, still proceeding

Guide us to thy Perfect Light!”

Can I just say how much I love singing and hearing Christmas carols? One of my favorite memories is of being at my parent’s house with my (baby) sister and her family, and my niece simultaneously singing “Ave Maria”. I know, it’s not a Christmas carol, but oh my goodness, how beautiful are the words and the music, especially when sung by my niece Erin Marie! 

“Maria, full of thanksgiving

Maria, full of thanksgiving

Maria, full of thanksgiving

Ave Ave God

Your God

Be blessed among the women

And blessed

And blessed be the product of your womb

Your womb, Jesus.

Ave Maria.”

Jesus is the reason we have this season. He is the reason it is called “Christ’s Mass,” or as we say it, Christmas. It’s a time for us to drop the busyness and look to Jesus. The Wise Men, or the Magi, dropped what they were doing when they saw the star. ⛤ They headed out on journey of unknown length and difficulty. All that they were focused on was finding this baby boy King Who was born under the star. 

These Magi, wise men from many different backgrounds and from great distances, traveled hundreds of miles and faced untold obstacles, kept going so that they could kneel to a young child, a child born in the most humble circumstances. They brought treasures to Him that were fitting for a king, and they worshipped Him. As is so often with truth, it is hard to believe. First, that any being would volunteer to leave the indescribable Joy of heaven to live on earth, let alone endure the torture and gruesome death on a cross; second, that wealthy scientists and scholars would leave their comfortable existence to undertake a long, difficult, and uncertain journey in order to bow at the feet of a child…. and yet, that is exactly what these men did.

Are you ready to drop everything and worship the King Who was born in a stable? ALL things are made possible through Him! 🕯🕯🕯

“O, Come let us adore Him, Christ, the LORD!”

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