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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"The Word Made Flesh"

Little Babe
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”   John 1:14

   
Perhaps the greatest miracle that God has ever performed is making the Word flesh. 
    To bridge the eternal distance between God and man, the infinite God became a little Babe in the womb of a young virgin.  How far He had to stoop to become us!  Such humility calls for our loudest praise!  This Christmas, meditate on these things, and then teach them to your children.  Praise God for His becoming Emmanuel, “God with us.”  This Christmas Eve let’s make the following poem our theme of praise:

Praise Him for the incarnation,
For the Word made flesh.
I will not sing of shepherds
Watching flocks on frosty nights,
Or angel choristers.
I will not sing of a stable bare in Bethlehem,
Or lowing oxen,
Wise men trailing star with gold,
Frankincense, and myrrh.
Tonight I will sing praise to the Father
Who stood on heaven's threshold
And said farewell to His Son
As He stepped across the stars
To Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
And I will sing praise to the infinite, eternal Son,
Who became most finite, a baby
Who would one day be executed for my crime.
Praise Him in the heavens,
Praise Him in the stable,
Praise Him in my heart.

                                                 --Joseph Bayly



Study verses - Hebrews 10:5; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-20


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Previous devotions



Sonship - December 14, 2011
Fruit in Old Age - December 7, 2011
Dangers of Multi-tasking - November 30, 2011
Ingratitude - November 22, 2011
"Wash! Wash! Wash!" - November 16, 2011
"The Pastor" - November 9, 2011
"Value of a Name" - November 2, 2011
"Anger" - October 26, 2011
"A Gratitude Attitude" - October 12, 2011
"The Hunter" - October 5, 2011
"Be Filled" - September 28, 2011
"Do YOUR Job" - September 21, 2011
"A Praying Church" - September 14, 2011
"Barking or Pulling" - August 31, 2011
"Spiritually Homeless" - August 24, 2011
"Fulfilling Your Duty" - August 17, 2011
"Overcoming Obstacles" - August 10, 2011
"Shine!" - July 20, 2011
"True Patriotism" - July 6, 2011
"Righteousness Exalteth a Nation" - June 29, 2011
"War Against the Flesh" - June 8, 2011
"Redeeming the Time" - June 1, 2011
"Waiting on God" - May 25, 2011
"For The Sake of Others" - May 18, 2011
"The Cost of Freedom" - May 11, 2011
"Mother's God" - May 4, 2011
"Walk Humbly" - April 27, 2011
"Walking In Truth" - April 20, 2011
"Revealed By Pressure" - April 13, 2011
"God's Saving Communication" - April 6, 2011

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Words of Truth - December 21, 2011