Friday, December 04, 2009

From Generation to Generation

Psalm 90; A prayer of Moses the man of God.
1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place
throughout all generations.

2 Before the mountains were born
or you brought forth the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

How many times have you celebrated Christmas? 20, 40, 85? The story never changes, the ending is always the same. But the celebration is never the same! From Generation to Generation the story has been told of God Incarnate: in the flesh.

Born as a child in a stable.

Laid in the hay by a very human mother.

Looked after by the ever-patient Joseph.

Announced by angels.

Visited by Shepherds and Kings.

But the telling is never exactly the same.

There are perhaps more tellings of this story than any other. More books, more sculptural depictions (Nativity Set) more plays and programs and music about this one birth, than about any other single person in the world.

This oldest story has one message: God love you so much that He came to visit in person, to save you from your sins.

The most told story has a million meanings. May you find meaning in the story of Christ's birht this year.

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