Monday, December 17, 2012

'Tis the Season...

It's definitely the Christmas season! Here in the Northwestern United States, we can't easily forget that. Here's what we woke up to this morning...

I think we had about 14 inches of fresh snow fall last night! One of the largest snowfalls in a night I've seen for a long time.

But as we approach Christmas, I want to allow my mind to dwell upon the sacrifice of Christ that this is all supposed to be about, and I'd like to invite you to join me...

Try and digest the following words with me:

"Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder." God has adopted human nature in the person of His Son, and has carried the same into the highest heaven. It is the "Son of man" who shares the throne of the universe. It is the "Son of man" whose name shall be called, "Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6.

The I AM is the Daysman between God and humanity, laying His hand upon both. He who is "holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners," is not ashamed to call us brethren. Hebrews 7:26;  2:11. In Christ the family of earth and the family of heaven are bound together. Christ glorified is our brother. Heaven is enshrined in humanity, and humanity is enfolded in the bosom of Infinite Love."  -- The Desire of Ages, pg.  25.

Can you comprehend such a gift? Such sacrifice, and love? I surely cannot. Christ was, and is, the King of all, the Lord of Lords. And yet He chose to be our brother, and confine himself to human flesh, for eternity.

What love...

One more short quote from the same section of the Desire of Ages:

"Christ was treated as we deserve, that we might be treated as He deserves. He was condemned for our sins, in which He had no share, that we might be justified by His righteousness, in which we had no share. He suffered the death which was ours, that we might receive the life which was His. "With His stripes we are healed."

This Christmas season, I and my family want to encourage each of us to remember the Reason for the season...


After all, He remembered us...

Merry Christmas, from all of us at Fountains of Life,

-Schane Johnson

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