Sunday, December 8, 2013

Beautiful Promise...

As I mentioned yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I am ever so grateful that today is SONday.  My Lord's Day!

As per normal for me, I'll be heading to join my church family, to worship.  At this time of year, during the time of advent, our Christian focus is on the birth of our Lord, and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Of course, I'm sure you're like me, if you attend worship services.  In the sense, that Christmas carols are being heard and sung, during our worship services.

I've never heard a Christmas carol I didn't adore.  Still, one that comes to mind, is O Little Town of Bethlehem

Here is a link to a version that is sung by Elvis Presley:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc4rnbLY0S4.  And, here are the lyrics...

"O Little Town Of Bethlehem"
 

Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth, the everlasting light
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above
While mortals sleep the angels keep their watch of wondering love
Oh morning stars together, proclaim thy holy birth.
And praises sing to God the king, and peace to men on earth.

Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth, the everlasting light
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.
 
What a beautiful song.  What a beautiful promise God made to us, and later fulfilled.
 
The Old Testament prophecy as quoted in Micah 5:2, "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.", tells us that the Messiah will be born in Bethlehem.
 
The New Testament fulfillment is told to us in Matthew, chapters 1 & 2.  Feel free to read it for yourself.  If you do, or if you have already read it, you'll understand that God fulfilled His plan of redemption for us, by fulfilling what He had promised, in the Old Testament.
 
I praise Him for this!  For without our Lord, we cannot have eternal life in heaven, with God.
 
If you are not trusting in/believing upon Him, you will not ever see heaven. 
 
In order to do so, you must do what we are told in Acts 16:31, "And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."
 
Please... come to Christ, today.  Tomorrow, may be too late.

 
 
 
Until next time...
 
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