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Mission Statement: Quiet Spirit writes for those who seek a closer relationship with God.















Wednesday, December 1, 2010

God’s Message of Love




“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host

appeared with the angel, praising God and saying.

‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace

to men on whom his favor rests.’” Luke 2:13-14 (NIV)



God sent us a precious gift, His son. He came wrapped in cloth strips and came to a manger in a stable. Although we don’t fully understand why, it was His plan.

God had made himself absent from their lives for four hundred years. All of a sudden the angels were singing and telling shepherds, the poorest of the poor, the good news of Jesus’ birth. These people, the first to hear about the birth of the babe were frightened.

The shepherds hurried into Bethlehem to see for themselves what the angels told. Once they verified the news, they told others about the angelic visit and the message and the gift from God.

How do we celebrate the coming of Christ? We give gifts. Our gifts are all wrapped with pretty paper or placed in neat looking gift bags. The wrapping paper is nice but it’s torn off and disposed of quickly. The gift bags, we save to use again. God’s gift came in rags. The gifts we give and receive among our families and friends get broken, out grown, or fall out of style. But the Gift God gave us is for all eternity.

5 comments:

  1. Hi Quiet Spirit -

    I loved the comparison between our gifts being wrapped and Jesus being wrapped in swaddling clothes.

    There's a saying that good things come in small packages. This was certainly true when Jesus came wrapped in human flesh.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  2. Beautiful post! I love this!

    Blessings!
    Melanie

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  3. Wow. I never thought of God's gift coming wrapped in rags. Makes me want to give Him my best presents!

    Love
    Jen

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  4. What a splendid way to kick off the Christmas season. Thank you!

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