Wednesday, December 18, 2013

this is he...

December 18, 2013
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born…

Not just any child. All children born are special and great gifts from God. Yet, this child was beyond special and the ultimate gift of God, His son, Jesus. He would save His people. He would lead them. We sing a beautiful song at our church, "Wonderful Merciful Savior." The lyrics tell the story of Jesus and His saving power so eloquently.

"Wonderful Merciful Savior"

Wonderful, merciful Savior
Precious Redeemer and friend
Who would have thought that a lamb could
Rescue the souls of men
Oh, You rescue the souls of men

Counselor, Comforter, Keeper
Spirit we long to embrace
You offer hope when our hearts have
Hopelessly lost the way
Oh, we hopelessly lost the way

You are the one that we praise
You are the one we adore
You give the healing and grace
Our hearts always hunger for
Oh, our hearts always hunger for

Almighty, infinite Father
Faithfully loving Your own
Here in our weakness You find us
Falling before Your throne
Oh, we're falling before Your throne


This is that baby wrapped in a blanket and laid in a watering trough for farm animals. This is that baby who wasn’t visited by world leaders, or royalty, or the wealthy but instead, lowly shepherds at the bottom of society. This is the baby born to a young Jewish girl and a carpenter from Nazareth. This is he.

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