PEACE CAME TO EARTH

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We travel this life talking to, relying on and trusting God, but the thought of actually meeting Him face to face is often inconceivable.  God loves us so much that He took on human flesh – went through the trauma of passing through the birth canal – was born of a woman, but conceived by God Himself.  He was born in the usual way so that He could experience the entire human condition.  He walked through life, worked, ached physically, hands calloused, temptations placed before Him, wept, got angry and felt every emotion we feel.  He was indeed a man, but also God.

Imagine Mary and Joseph as they tended the little newborn baby boy.  What must have been going through their minds?  Here was the fulfillment of the prophets of old – the Messiah they had waited for – a king, but yet a humble man.  Encased in this mortal body, was a sinless heart.  As He meekly suffered pain and death He carried the sins of the world on His shoulders.

Had He not been born, suffered and died, God would been hidden from man forever.  On that Christmas morning, Mary, Joseph and the shepherds were witness to the actual face of God.  Later the Magi and others would see Him too.  What a miracle!  What joy!  Peace came to earth in that lowly baby, Jesus.

We sang this hymn on Christmas Eve and it beautifully talks about the wonder of that first Christmas

PEACE CAME TO EARTH BY Jaroslav J. Vajda

Peace came to earth at last that chosen night

When angels clove the sky with song and light

And God embodied love and sheathed his might,

Who could but gasp,  Immanuel

Who could but sing, Immanuel.

 

And who could be the same for having held

The infant in their arms and later felt

The wounded hands and side, all doubts dispelled,

Who could but sigh, Immanuel

Who could but shout, Immanuel

 

You show the Father none has ever seen,

In flesh and blood you bore our griefs and pain

In bread and wine you visit us again

Who could but see, Immanuel

Who could but thrill, Immanuel

 

How else could I have known you, O my God!

How else could I have loved you, O my God!

How else could I embrace you, O my God!

Who could but pray, Immanuel

Who could but praise, Immanuel

Christmas has come and gone, but let the thought of God with us – Immanuel – remain in our hearts forever.  He alone brings us true peace.

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About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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2 Responses to PEACE CAME TO EARTH

  1. What a beautiful hymn, Kathy! I thought I knew most hymns, but I’ve never heard this one. Beautiful meditation as well! Thank you for beginning my day with the best thought and truth ever! 🙂

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  2. dawnlizjones says:

    He alone brings true peace. Amen

    Liked by 1 person

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