Sunday, December 14, 2014

O Come All Ye Faithful



Birth of Jesus Foretold

 "In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary.  And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be.

"And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.  He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,  and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

"And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”



 "And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.  And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.  For nothing will be impossible with God.”   

"And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.  - Luke 1:26-38


Gabriel tells Mary:
from desiringgod.org
John Piper


"His name will be Jesus. In Hebrew: Joshua, which means Savior or Deliverer. Gabriel loves to highlight grace. Before he tells Mary of Christ's greatness and dignity and power, he tells her how he is going to use this greatness and dignity and power. He is going to use it as a Savior. So don't be afraid, Mary, your child will be your Savior. He will be Jesus.

He will be great. (v. 32). Jesus is great. He is very great.

 "A Christian who feels ashamed of Jesus 
is like a candle feeling ashamed of the sun."

A Christian who feels ashamed of Jesus Christ is like a candle feeling ashamed of the sun. Our Lord Jesus has been "appointed the heir of all things. Through him God created the world. He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of his nature, upholding the universe with the word of his power." 



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God of God
Light of Light
Lo! He abhors not the virgin's womb;
Very God,
Begotten, not created...
 
Glory to God
In the Highest
 
O come let us adore Him!

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Have a blessed Lord's Day!


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31 comments:

Sandra said...

most beautiful message and the choir is awesome...

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

and the same to you ! :) Off to listen to the choir now ...

Theresa said...

Love this beautiful music and the story of the birth of Jesus! Can't wait to get to Church this morning and sing:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely message and post.. Happy Sunday!

Arlene Grimm said...

A good reminder for Gaudette Sunday...we should be full of JOY!

Karen S. said...

This is truly lovely.

Primitive Stars said...

Beautiful, so lovely. Blessings Francine.

Lulu James said...

Piper--truth teller--I often have to read and read again--so deep--so profound! Blessed Sabbath, Judy!

Sara D.B. said...

Thank you, Judy, for this beautiful post!
Have a blessed third week of Advent!

Nancy said...

An amazing post - so powerful from the Scripture to the music!

Ruth Kelly said...

Amen!

Ruth Kelly said...

Amen

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Oh, come! Let us adore him!!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Ohhhhh... there's nothing like choirs and organs in big cathedrals to set the juices flowing. And one of my favourite carols.

Wishing you a beautiful Advent Sunday.

Brenda
xox

Debbie Harris said...

Magnificent! As I listened to this I couldn't help but think the churches around the world singing in exultation to our precious Lord and Savior.
Heart all over filled with love and joy as we draw near in celebration of the hope that was given to us through the love of God, in the Gift of His Son.
Rejoice!
Debbie

Felicia said...

I am so glad Jesus came as a babe in the manger to be the Savior of the world.

Merry Christmas Judy.

Ginny said...

Wonderful! And the choir is beautiful. Blessings to you at Christmas time and always.

podso said...

The Truth and Beauty of Christmas.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful post for the third Sunday of Advent. Give glory to the Lord! Come let us adore him!

Chatty Crone said...

I love the Christmas story - I think about the faithfulness of young Mary. Just a child. Believing what the angel said with no questions. Don't you think that was amazing?

Terri Buster said...

Beautiful and thanks for sharing the message.

magnoliasntea said...

Love this song, Judy! I'm just learning to play the organ and wish I could play this. (At my age, I'm blessed to play anything, lol.) It's glorious. Thanks for sharing.

Jan said...

Beautiful post-thank you!

Michelle said...

That choir is wonderful!

White Lace and Promises said...

This story never grows old, Jesus, God with us.

Sandi said...

Judy, this is beautiful!

By the way, thank you for letting me know about my no-reply blogger problem. I had NO idea. To be honest, I didn't even know there was such a thing. I have fixed it now!

Have a great day,

Sandi

Terri D said...

I'm late getting to blogs, but agree with everyone!! Lovely. Beautiful. The music is wonderful.

Debby Ray said...

What a truly beautiful post.

Michelle F said...

Thank you, Judy!

Merry Christmas to you & yours!!

xoxo

Dee said...

What a beautiful CHRISTmas post. ♥

J_on_tour said...

Lovely Christmas Post. The Carol got better with each verse and a little different to the rendition we gave it at our Carol service !!
What however lasts in my memory this year was the ability of my Mother to remember the words and sing along with the chorus when it was broadcast on Christmas Day. I was fighting back the tears.

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