FRIDAY MORNING MANNA
December 20, 2013
CHRISTMAS—A TIME TO HONOR CHRIST ALONE
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God . . . All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made . . .And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us. John 1: 1, 3, 14. Behold, a virgin shall be with a child, and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, God with us.”Matthew 1: 23, N.K.J.V.
“The story of Bethlehem is an exhaustless theme. In it is hidden ‘the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God.’ Rom. 11: 33. We marvel at the Savior’s sacrifice in exchanging the throne for a manger, and the companionship of adoring angels for the beasts of the stall. Human pride and self-sufficiency stand rebuked in His presence. Yet this was but the beginning of His wonderful condescension. It would have been an almost infinite humiliation for the Son of God to take man’s nature, even when Adam stood in his innocence in Eden. But Jesus accepted Read more