The Baby Grew Up…

We are now finished with the Christmas season except for the packing away of tinsel and bows. During this past season as always, the true believers celebrated Christ’s birth and the secularists celebrated “Christmas”. We who hold and celebrate the Virgin Born Son—Jesus Christ could kick and scream about the commercialization of Christmas, but next year Walmart will still have their big screen TVs on sale. But I want you to know—The Baby Grew Up…

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Manger in the Light of the Cross

I love Christmas!  I love most of the trappings of Christmas–I even love fruitcake, but Christmas is not just about the trees, lights, presents, or even the family get-togethers.  Beyond all these things, Christmas represents the great love of God for the world, manifested in the First Advent of His Son, Jesus Christ.  The scripture says it so well, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 NKJV).

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Jesus — Born a Man for Men

The world lay in the sway of darkness, sin, and death. Man’s journey from the Garden was marked by a trail of death and tears with each tomb a reminder of every man’s fate. Death reigned in the world by a cruel master, Satan, whose very name meant “Adversary”.  The Hebrew prophets of old had prophesied approximately seven centuries before of a coming Messiah who would save and deliver.

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Do We Look for Another?

John the Baptist was the forerunner of Christ.  He was sent to prepare the way for Jesus.  He jumped in his mother’s womb when Mary, pregnant with Jesus, visited his mother.  In later years on the banks of the river he declared Jesus to be the Lamb who would take away the sins of the world.  He baptized Jesus in the Jordan River and was present when the Spirit descended like a dove and remained on Jesus.  I am sure he heard the words of the Father from Heaven directed to Jesus, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased” (Luke 3:22 NKJV).

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Old Shepherd of Bethlehem

Occasionally, I will do a one-man drama of a character as an illustrated message in church.  This past Sunday I portrayed one of the old shepherds who heard the angels and had seen the Baby Jesus in the stable as is depicted in Luke chapter 2.  I had not planned to record the drama but a church member recorded it on his iPhone and airdropped it to me.  SO HERE IT IS!

Thanks for watching.  Blessings to you.

Yours on the Journey,

Harry L. Whitt

Things As Well With Me As They Are

I remember some of the old timers testifying in my childhood country church, “I thank the Lord, that things are as well with me as they are!” If you had asked them to explain, they would have added: “There are a whole bunch of people who are in worse shape than me. I may not be rich, but I have enough. I am so thankful for what I do have. I could be dead. I should be dead. I can still do for myself. God has been good to me and mine.”

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The Piercing Light of Christ

In the beginning God brought forth light upon the dark and chaotic waters of creation. The Holy Spirit was hovering over the face of the waters when God the Father said, “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3 NKJV). The Word sent out by the Breath of God executed the will of the Father and rolled the darkness back by His Light that was called forth from nothing but birthed from His own eternal substance.

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