Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Being a Bearer of Christ
Be it Unto Me as You Have Said !
The minister was reading from
2 Samuel 7:1-11,16 where God promised David that his Kingdom would last
Pastor read this timefrom Luke 1:26-38 regarding the angel
Gabriel’s proclamation to Mary, which troubled her greatly because she was a
virgin and wondered how this could be.(You
might enjoy my post The
Virgin Birth was Necessary.)
Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have
found favor with God. 31 And behold, you
will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. 32 He will be
great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give
Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will
reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.
34 Then Mary said to the angel, “How can
this be, since I do not know a man?”
35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The
Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow
you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.”
“The issue of Humanity and Deity of Christ is a challenge to hold on to.It has never bothered me, even though I don’t
understand it fully.”
We are happy to
live with the miracle and mystery of Christ being Divine, yet human.
To the women here
today, “What would your reaction be if an angel appeared to you with such a
Joseph was a man
of faith who chose to stand by Mary’s choice.Mary accepted the honor of being chosen to bear the Christ.
We have been
chosen to bear Jesus Christ in our hearts and to become His followers.
Think of the
implications.We wait patiently as we
Bearing Christ to the World
We have been
called to break down barriers, to be an activist; In our thoughts, in our
lives, as we speak, write or act against perceived injustices.
We must find a
balance of words and action.We must
show our devotion in a variety of ways such as giving a drink of water, feeding
the poor, and visiting the shut ins.
Locally we give
donations to the Salvation Army, The Rescue Mission, and to Feed the Poor.These organizations always accept volunteers
as well as money.
May we accept the
call to bear Jesus Christ first and most important in our hearts and then in
many new ways of service.