Wednesday, December 7, 2011

the baby...

December 7, 2011

Luke 2:7 and she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger because there was no place for them in the inn

The Jewish people had known for hundreds of years about the coming Messiah. The Old Testament is full of words telling of His arrival. Yet, a stable, a manger, and a full inn isn’t what most Jew’s had in mind when they thought of their Messiah. They had a picture of a grand king coming to make the Jewish people rulers of this world. This baby wrapped in swaddling cloths could not be their king. Yet, He is. We cannot ever put God in our box and only accept Him on our terms. He’s God; He’s much bigger than that. His ways are higher; His thoughts bigger. We must accept Him on His terms; we must accept that sometimes He does things in ways we wouldn’t have chosen or that are sometimes hard to accept, but He is God and we are not.

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