The Bright Morning Star

Monday, December 24, 2012  ::  

I posted this last Christmas, but find myself wondering the same questions. 
Merry Christmas, friends! May Christ fill your hearts with joy and peace. I pray we all earnestly long for His return and live with worship, kindness, diligence, and peace. 
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Revelation 22:16 "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root of David the Bright Morning Star." 
Jesus came to push back the darkness. 
John 8:12 When Jesus spoke to the people again he said, "I am the Light of the worldWhoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life." 
In the darkest places of my life, He still shines brightly.
I John 1:5 This is the message we have heard from Him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 
Last night during Second Mile's Sunday gathering Chad gave everyone 2-3 minutes of silence to sit and reflect on the part of Jesus' birth that was most captivating to us. I can't help but to be overwhelmed with the fact that our very infinite God wrapped Himself up in skin to come to the earth. My head can spin trying to understand this mystery. 
I wonder...
Was it painful? Did He feel confined? Did Jesus grieve leaving the glory of being with the Father to come to earth? Did it feel claustrophobic for Him? Did He love Mary and Joseph the way children love their parents and the way God loves humans? How did creation respond to God walking the planet? What did it feel like to hear His voice in the cry of a baby? From heaven He knew He was being worshipped, but did He as a baby lying in a manger know He was being worshipped? Did his earthly parents, the shepherds, the wise men sense the darkness in their lives being pushed back when they were in the presence of this God baby? 
Today I'm thankful that Jesus has made Himself known. I'm also thankful for the mystery of God so that He remains profound and unexplainable. I'm thankful that in Him there is no darkness at all and that He continues to push back the darkness in my life making me more like Jesus through the process of sanctification. 
Today my heart is anxiously awaiting His return
Come, Lord Jesus, come! 
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4 important comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Michelle DeRusha@Graceful said...

So much to consider and ponder about the Incarnation, isn't there? I admit, I don't think I've ever spent much time really thinking about the reality of it. Thank you for helping me do just that for a few moments here tonight.

Renee said...

I'm also glad that God pushes back the darkness in our lives. His light makes everything clear. Thanks for sharing this inspiring post. I'm visiting with the blog hop. Blessings!

Laura said...

Oh, yes, Maranatha! I love pondering these questions too, Angel. Such mystery. I love that I can't wrap my mind around this one...just fills me with awe. A lovely, lovely post. I'm so glad you linked up to Playdates!

Shaunie @ Up the Sunbeam said...

I LOVE the questions you've given my mind to play with, Angel!! My favorite is did they "sense the darkness in their lives being pushed back when they were in the presence of this God baby?" Thank you so much for this wonder-filled post!

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