Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Christmas Thoughts

Holy, clean virgin,
Yet knowing her weakness and sin,
Mary, astounded,
Heard news of God's baby within.

Righteous, good workman
Now brimming with shock and dismay,
Joseph determined
To quietly send her away...

Then saw an angel
Appear in a dream in the night;
Heard with amazement
His bride was still holy and right.

Wounded by gossip
And called by the census away,
They found a manger
To fill with a baby, not hay.

Leaving his glory
And veiling his infinite worth,
Such is the story
Of God now in flesh here on earth.

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant,being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  (Philippians 2:5-11 ESV)

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