Isaiah prophesied more than 700 years before Jesus was born: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, almighty God, the everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).
Yes, to save the world from sin, our Savior came, born in a stable, for each of us. My prayer for my followers on RMUSA is that you would know El Gib-bohr (a Hebrew name for the everlasting Father) more intimately each day.
May this Christmas bring to you His peace in the midst of a world screaming out its hatred for Him – and for us as His followers. Let us never forget, our Savior could have come as He deserved: as a King, in a royal palace. But, He is not the King of this world; Satan is. Jesus is the King of the everlasting.
His model of birth is, in fact, our model for living. Christianity has never been so commercialized, nor has the church ever been so far from proclaiming the Cross, our dying daily, as He did even in His birth.
But be encouraged, remnant. He has untold blessings and crowns awaiting those of us, too, who live for Him in these last days.
So Friday, we celebrate His lowly birth. I was moved at our church’s musical service last weekend as they sang, Do You Hear What I Hear? What are some of the words they sang? “They will bring Him silver and gold …”
I smiled broadly. Aha! We are right, although many even in the church would tell us we are wrong for denying the world’s form of money and embracing His. We have royal money, God’s Money, and He is very pleased, just as Jesus was with the gifts of the wise men.
It is a privilege and a blessing to serve and help you. We pray for our readers. And this Christmas, may we each be ready to hear His still small voice in these days, just as He tells us to do in Matthew 24.
With many thanks for your prayers and encouragement, and business, we rejoice — our Savior is born!