Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Fullness of Time Has Come: His Name is Jesus, the Christ!

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. (Galatians 4:4-6, ESV)

He came, not with a heralding of trumpets, or with royal pomp and circumstance; but to blood and the sounds of his and his mother's cries. Hardly was it a "silent night."

I love this song by Andrew Peterson! He was the maker of the moon, the Author of the faith! He was, and is, the King of kings, and Lord of lords!



Lyrics:

It was not a silent night
There was blood on the ground
You could hear a woman cry
In the alleyways that night
On the streets of David's town

And the stable was not clean
And the cobblestones were cold
And little Mary full of grace
With the tears upon her face
Had no mother's hand to hold

It was a labor of pain
It was a cold sky above
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
With every beat of her beautiful heart
It was a labor of love

Noble Joseph at her side
Callused hands and weary eyes
There were no midwives to be found
In the streets of David's town
In the middle of the night

So he held her and he prayed
Shafts of moonlight on his face
But the baby in her womb
He was the maker of the moon
He was the Author of the faith
That could make the mountains move

It was a labor of pain
It was a cold sky above
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
With every beat of her beautiful heart
It was a labor of love
For little Mary full of grace
With the tears upon her face
It was a labor of love
(Andrew Peterson, Labor of Love, Behold The Lamb Of God, 2004, ASIN: B0006NNQBQ)

Merry Christmas! And Glory to God in the Highest (Gloria in Excelsis Deo)!

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