12.21.2012

He was born so I could live.

I always find my self awe struck at that statement. He was born so I could live; He was born to DIE, so that I could live!

As I read my advent devotional this morning, I was once again hit with the awesomeness of this.  It continues to humbly bring me to the feet of Jesus, in complete awe. The gift of salvation, love, and grace should be at the center of my heart this holiday.  I pray that I never take it for granted.  Struck with thankfulness as I think back on my/our journey and Christ's constant hand in it all. 

St. Luke Tells of the Birth of Jesus

Seven verses. 5 about the census, 2 about His birth: parallels the quietness in which He came.
A baby.
A manger.
A stable.

Nothing that the world would refer to as King-like or royalty, but we know who this baby was and is.
He is the King of Kings.
He is the Lord of Lords.

Yet He was born in the quiet of the night: the most important night of all.

This Christmas, I pray that we can all take time to sit in the quiet, away from all the holiday chaos and reflect  on that quiet night in a stable where love was born. 

"And the first time that You opened Your eyes
Did You realize that You would be my Savior
And the first breath that left Your lips
Did You know that it would change this world forever
And the first time that You opened Your eyes
Did You realize that You would be my Savior
And the first breath that left Your lips
Did You know that it would change this world forever" ~Relient K

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