Thursday, December 4, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas Part 2: Emmanuel

It's Beginning to Look a LOT like Christmas!

well..... everywhere except the Blann home.

We have been so busy ~ and sickly :( ~ that there are no lights and decorations.
No tree.
No nativities (my favorite!)
and to Taylor's dismay - no presents (yet!)

But back to that FIRST Christmas, the one that started it all............

I am sure millions of stories have been written and literally thousands of songs, all about that night.

That night.

The stars were dancing in the heavens in anticipation of it!
The trees in the forests leaned a little closer.
The birds of the air and animals in the barns, hushed their chatter just to listen for it.

All creation without a soul must have known about it THAT NIGHT.

Did God's creation WITH soul's discern that something was different?
Could they see the jumping stars?
Did they feel the forests sway?
Could they hear the silence of creation?

That night?

What was so special?
A pregnant young lady and her husband~ just looking for a place to stay?

What was so special that all creation awaited with joyful anticipation?

That night Emmanuel arrived.

Emmanuel.
God with us.


Emmanuel ~ wrapped in human flesh, cradled in His mother's womb.

Emmanuel~ the Creator of the heavens and earth.

Emmanuel ~ the long awaited Messiah.

Emmanuel was born THAT NIGHT.

It's Beginning to Look a LOT like Christmas!


Maybe we shouldn't see Christmas only in the trees and lights, only in the tinsel and garland, only in the festive food and costly gifts.

Maybe we should see Christmas again in the womb of a virgin, in the arms of a mother.



He is, after all,
Emmanuel,
God with us~

Our Savior
Our Redeemer
Our Creator
Our Strong Tower
Our Great God
Our Soon Coming King

The Alpha and Omega
The Beginning and the End
The Most Holy One

Of Whom we cannot grasp His infinite Wisdom and unending Mercy
Of Whom we cannot exhaust His never ending Love and vast Goodness.

He IS
The Great I AM.

He IS
The Son of God.

He IS
Emmanuel~
God with us
God wrapped in human flesh.

It's Beginning to Look a LOT Like Christmas!

blessings!
dorinda

(I am proudly showing off my great niece, Addison, who will be arriving sometime in January! Isn't she beautiful! Just like her mom.) I originally planned to use these pictures of her in a different post about the sanctity of life, but her sweet face made me think of Christmas! Thanks Deanna!
Just think, Jesus, the Son of God, was in His mother's womb just like we were.......
makes me say, "Wow!"

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

A beautifully written post paying tribute to the birth of Jesus Christ, the one true reason we celebrate Christmas. Without Him...I would be nothing.

I love you!
Jenn

Gina@Chats With An "Old Lady" said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my "place" today, and for leaving your sweet comment! It is so nice to meet you!
I hope you'll come by again!!! We'll have coffee!!!
God Bless!
Gina
www.chatswithanoldlady.blogspot.com
www.bearingburdens.blogspot.com

Gina@Chats With An "Old Lady" said...

....oh...and did I mention that you are adorable????

Beth in NC said...

That was a sweet blog. Happy Birthday Jesus, Emmanuel, God with us! We love You Lord.

Bless you!
Beth

LAURIE said...

Dorinda- I found this meme that goes on every Friday that I thought would be right up your alley "Fiction Friday".

http://pattywysong.blogspot.com/

-love, Laurie

Treasure Seeker said...

thanks laurie!
i am so excited!

you are right- right up my alley!

blessings,
dorinda