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Glory to God by Hillsong

Let the earth rejoice
Heaven’s comes to you
While the city sleeps
A child is born

Drive away the fear

For you, Saviour has come
He lies in a bed
Made of straw
La la la la la la la
La la la la
La la la
La la la la la la

Glory to glory to God
In the highest
Glory to glory to God
In the highest
Glory, glory in the highest

Yesterday in Child of Love we considered the responsibility Mary and Joseph must have felt in raising their son, and God’s only Son.

Today it’s about you and me!

What does it mean to us that Jesus was born here on earth?

God sent a little bit of heaven to earth when Jesus was born in Bethlehem.

God sacrificed His only Son at Calvary so that we could be forgiven of our sins.

What greater thing could any father do, than sacrifice his only son’s life?

Glory to God for all He did for the world all those years ago, and all He continues to do for us now.

This Christmas, have you given said thank you to God for sending His son to earth? Have you given all glory to God?

 

All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’) ~ Isaiah 7:14 (NLT)

Can you imagine that first Christmas, over 2 thousand years ago, when it was announced that an unmarried woman was to become pregnant and give birth?Imagine the stigma, the comments, the looks that Mary must have had to put up with.

If God asked you to do something out of the ordinary today, would you be willing? Mary was, so why can’t we do something extraordinary for God too!

All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’) ~ Isaiah 7:14 (NLT)

Imagine it’s over two thousand years ago, you are Mary, you’re engaged to be married, when you are told by an angel that you are pregnant and going to give birth to a son.

I would imagine Mary would have been shocked and astounded by what the angel told her, but did she object and question God? No, she did not!

How often do we question God about things that have happened, or things that haven’t happened, many of which are not nearly as immense as being asked to give birth to the Son of God! If Mary, a young, unmarried woman can accept God’s will without questioning or doubting it was the right thing to do, why should we ever doubt anything God asks us to do!

So if God has been talking to you and wants you to do something which so far you’ve refused to do, why not take that step this Christmas, just as Mary did, and do God’s will.