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Still More Christmas Thoughts
by Terry Barlow
12/30/13
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Still More Christmas Thoughts

What? Youíre still thinking About Christmas all these days later. Absolutely. I like to think of it as Christmas week, to give us more time to absorb, and digest (literally and figuratively) and celebrate such a magnificent occasion as the birth of our Savior, to let it sink in into our souls to a greater and greater depth. This Christmas I think Iíve seen more in the account of his birth and the circumstances leading up to it than ever before. For example we donít hear much if anything about the fact that the shepherds SEARCHED for the manger that night. It wasnít just as automatic as walking straight to it. And think about the multitudes of angels that celebrated and sang with them, after first terrifying them. The amplified Bible called them a heavenly knighthood. Though they were a multitude they were carefully selected among all the angels that could have been so directly involved. And how I like the idea that the shepherdís humble crook was to be the scepter of this King of the Jews, the same crook that defends and pulls the fruit of the branches within reach of the sheep. Lastly consider the fact that the Greek word for the inn where there was no room is better translated "guest room" and is the very same word used of the upper room where Jesus gathered with the twelve for their last supper. What was not available to his parents or to him prior to birth becomes reserved and available for him and his followers as the church is about to be birthed! A church that was then to explode with such growth there would be no room for it in all Jerusalem. There must be a reason for that as to why the Holy Spirit is granting more and more revelation and insight, and attraction to these things, and it has to do with the rapid approach of His second advent, His return, the return of The King who was first and last king of the Jews for salvation is of the Jews but doesn't stop there.



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