Posts Tagged ‘Messiah’

How suddenly a baby cries and all forever change
As shepherds leave the angel song to find this holy place,
Where in her young and trembling arms a virgin holds her Son
And in this Child of breath divine our Light has finally come.

She ponders how the Magi kneel before Emmanuel.
With gold and frankincense and myrrh Christ’s sacrifice they tell.
A dream would help them flee a king whose pride would cruelly destroy.
As mothers weep God’s mercy meets the hunger for His joy.

What wonder still that Anna filled with praise should bless the Lord;
Her aging eyes now looking on the Savior of the world.
For night and day her prayers had filled the temple of our God.
Her heart could tell His saving hand within this gift of love.

Hear Simeon who had waited long draw near to hold the child
To speak of Him who would reveal the many thoughts we hide:
That hearts would rise to know His grace but many fall away;
A sword would pierce His mother’s soul upon redemption day.

How suddenly a baby cried and all forever changed.
Through history soul by soul have come to find His healing grace.
He filled my troubled heart with peace, with hope of endless worth.
My voice will join the song of praise that tells Messiah’s birth.

 

That day, over 2000 year ago, when Jesus was born, changed the world forever.

Have you found peace and hope in Christ? No matter what happens in your life, Christ can meet your every need, calm your troubled heart, so come to Him today.

thought we were friends

I recent was kidding on one of my friends about posting a photo of them on Facebook, when they said to me, “And I thought you were my friend!” – They said this jokingly to me as were just having a laugh about a funny photo I’d found of them. However this got me thinking (always a bad thing!)….

How many time to we, without even realising it, do things which upset our friends?

And then, how often to do say or do things which disappoint Jesus?

Sometimes we can be so busy focusing on ourselves and our own desires that fail to consider whether our words and actions are pleasing to God. So let’s stay focused on him and transform our lives so our words and actions always reflect Christ.

 

If you have chosen Christ, I’d ask you to join me in the following prayer to acknowledge Him as our Lord and Saviour:

Dear God,

I am a sinner and separated from you. I believe Jesus is the Messiah and that He died on the cross to pay for my sins. I believe he rose again on the third day and that by receiving His gift of love I will have the power to become a child of God because I believe fully in His name.

Thank you for hearing my prayer and thank you for saving me, and I pledge the rest of my life to you.

Amen.

The last few days I’ve been talking about friendship, and some of the qualities we find when we have Jesus as our friend. Having now considered what we get when we accept Jesus as our friend, would it surprise you if I say Jesus was my forever friend.

Romans 5:11 (The Message)

Now that we have actually received this amazing friendship with God, we are no longer content to simply say it in plodding prose. We sing and shout our praises to God through Jesus, the Messiah!

If Jesus is your forever friend, let Him know that by praising Him and telling others about His amazing love for us all!