Saturday, November 26, 2016

A Strange Way to Save the World

By: Emily Miller

Have you ever really stopped to think about it?

Over 2,000 years ago, this world, as sinful and as messed up as it had gotten, and God sends a little baby boy to save His chosen people.

A little baby boy who would grow up to be the Savior of this world.

Now put yourself in the shoes of his parents.

Joseph, a simple man who chose to to trust God and still take Mary as his wife, despite the circumstances.

Mary, a young teenage girl, chosen to be the mother of the Son of God.

The two of them must have looked down on that tiny infant face in the manger and have asked each other, how can He be our Savior and how did we, of all people, get chosen to be His parents?

As for me, since I am poor and needy, let the Lord keep me in His thoughts. You are my Helper and my Savior. Oh Lord, my God, do not delay!
-Psalm 40:17

God can take the unlikeliest of circumstances, such as two common, ordinary people, and bring along a baby born in a cave and laid in a manger, and turn these aspects into something so truly wonderful and magnificent that the angels come down from heaven to bring the good news and praise Him.

Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.” Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying,“Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”
-Luke 2:9-14

Please take some time to listen to "A Strange Way to Save the World" by the Gardiner Sisters, and to reflect on just how miraculous His birth was as we go into the season of Advent.



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