Thursday, December 08, 2011

Exhortation- Bow to Jesus

         It is December now, the Christmas month. It seems we fill the entire month with anticipation, waiting for Christmas, decorating, buying presents, thinking about menus, wrapping, putting presents under the tree.  Although it may be true that some who are alone feel sadder during this time of year, the universal feeling of the anticipation of Christmas is one of joy, celebration, hope for a better world, a longing for peace.
          Of course, we who are Christians, indeed, know that this longing is only realized in the person of Jesus Christ. This glory involves death, even for the Son of God, the little baby who arrived so joyously from the womb of the virgin.
          But we do lay hold of hope in Jesus. Our sins are crucified in Christ and through Him we have redemption.  That is glory. And we realize that we can do nothing to save ourselves but are in need of the Savior to save us from our sins. We gladly confess and forsake them and take the offered peace of Christ, a costly peace and a peace that spreads from man to man until there are no more enemies and the peace of Christ fills the earth, world without end.
          Our only job is to lay hold of Christ. We do this by bowing before Him in humility, confessing our sins regularly and trusting that God is faithful and just to forgive us all our sins through Jesus.

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