12-18-15 More Than Kin

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41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:

Luke 1:41 KJV

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MORE THAN KIN

When dear Elizabeth heard Mary’s voice,

Her baby John the Baptist leapt within.

The presence of the Lord made both rejoice,

For John and Jesus were much more than kin.

Then thirty years would pass until that day

When John did baptize Jesus to commence

The start of such a mission that would stay

Within the hearts of men forever thence.

Did they grow up as cousins sometimes do,

Together playing games and running ’round?

Most surely did they know then as they grew

The things they had to do were so profound?

One day upon the Jordan John would point

Toward the Lamb of God did God appoint.

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REMEMBER: The Holy Spirit will fill you with joy when you contemplate upon Jesus.

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12-17-15 Gifts of the Magi

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And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshiped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

Matthew 2:11 KJV

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GIFTS OF THE MAGI

The Magi came by following a star

To pay their homage to the King of Kings,

For it was worth their traveling so far

To meet the Lord of Lords and what He brings.

They opened up their treasures and withdrew

Some frankincense and myrrh and precious gold,

These gifts they gave to baby Jesus true

As symbols of the mission He’d uphold.

The gold paid homage to His royalty;

The frankincense for His divinity;

The myrrh to signify humanity:

A King, a God, a sacrifice was He.

The Son of God was born so He could die,

Atonement for our sins to sanctify

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REMEMBER: The best gift you can give Jesus is complete surrender of your body, mind and soul to Him. Do this constantly.

12-16-15 Born of a Virgin

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Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Isaiah 7:14 KJV

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BORN OF A VIRGIN

Conception is a miracle from God

No matter what the circumstance may be.

A virgin birth, though, that is something odd;

It’s physically impossible, you see.

But nothing is impossible to God,

Who made the universe in just one week.

A child born of a virgin’s not a fraud

If God Himself’s the Father; that’s mystique.

The virgin Mary bore the Son of God;

His name is Jesus, and much more indeed.

The Savior of mankind we all should laud:

Immanuel means “God with us,” take heed!

Christ was both fully man and fully God.

Whatever name you call Him, thus be awed.

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REMEMBER: All life is precious. Imagine how precious Jesus was to the Father, yet He loved you so much He gave His own begotten Son as a sacrifice for your sins.

12-15-15 For You

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6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

Luke 2:6-7 KJV

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The King of Kings and Lord of Lords was born

Into this world of sickness, pain and death,

A helpless infant on that chilly morn

Who in His father’s arms took His first breath.

The God of all the universe cried out,

His body cold and naked, small and weak

Until His mother wrapped Him all about

And held Him close and kissed His tiny cheek.

The Savior soon was placed with love and care

Within a manger cleaned and filled with hay.

Had those within the inn been made aware

They might have traded places right away.

The Lamb of God was born with you in mind;

He came so you would not be left behind.

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REMEMBER: Every breath Jesus took on this earth He gave to you.

8-22-15 Come See

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5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye:

for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

Matthew 28:5-6 KJV

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Imagine Mary’s fright that Sunday morn

When she arrived to see the Master’s tomb.

She thought that she would visit there and mourn;

Instead she was to see an empty room.

The guards lay as if dead upon the ground,

And there an angel sat upon the stone,

As bright as lightning, patient and profound

To say that Christ is risen, come be shown.

To know that He has risen from the dead!

He took with Him the bulk of all our sins,

And rose just three days later like He said,

And if we just believe new life begins!

Come see the empty tomb where Jesus lay.

He conquered death and hell upon that day!

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12-24-14 The Word Made Flesh

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The Lord of Lords assumed the mold of man

And formed a bridge between both us and God.

His perfect life became the perfect plan

To bring salvation to a world thus flawed.

The hosts of angels shouted songs of joy

When Mary brought Him forth into the world;

The precious Prince of Peace was now a boy;

Within His mother’s arms our hope was curled.

Our Savior Jesus Christ was born to serve

Both God and man up to His final breath.

He gave His life for us who don’t deserve,

Then rose again defeating hell and death.

This perfect child within the manger lay

Still perfect and alive this latter day!

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And the Word was made flesh,

and dwelt among us…

John 1:14 KJV