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Dec 25th – 2016

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Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

DAILY MESSAGE

This is a great and true title ascribed to one person alone, Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace – Isaiah 9:6. His advent into the world was to bring peace into the heart of every person who would receive Him, His life and ministry. He first of all, would introduce and establish peace with God, which means being reconciled to God the Father. He makes it possible through His sacrificial death to be forgiven and released from the guilt and penalty of sin which is eternal death and separation from God. Through His entrance into life you can be quickened to become a real child and son of God and know not only peace with God, but the dynamic peace of God inspiring and directing life. In a world in awful conflict and confusion His peace can dwell and rule your life and living. Being at peace you are in the best state of being to govern each day to profitable ends. Let His peace be yours today.

SACRED SONGS

Christians Awake

The call this Christmas morning is to every Christian to awake to Christ and to what Christmas really means. The first spiritual act of the day is to worship Him, the wonder and worth of Christmas. He came to enrich all our lives with His presence, salvation and goodness and to share Himself with us forever as our Saviour, Lord and Friend. In going through the next hours we reflect upon His magnificent gesture to become one with us in order to do so much for us that no ones else could do.

Author

John Byrom was born in 1691, at Manchester, where his father was a linen-draper. He entered Trinity College, Cambridge, 1708; became a Fellow of the College in 1714; took his M.A. in 1716, and then proceeded to Montpelier, where he studied medicine. He afterwards abandoned medicine, settled in London, and obtained his living by teaching a system of shorthand, which he had projected. He was elected a member of the Royal Society in 1724. He died Sept. 28, 1763.

John Wainwright (b. Stockport, England, 1723; d. Stockport, 1768) wrote YORKSHIRE for this text in 1750. The tune was first sung on Christmas Day, 1750, in the parish church of Stockport; it was first published in Caleb Ashworth’s Collection of Tunes (1760) and then in Wainwright’s Collection.

1/. Christians, awake, salute the happy morn Whereon the Saviour of the world was born.
Rise to adore the mystery of love Which hosts of angels chanted from above,
With them the joyful tidings first begun Of God Incarnate and the Virgin’s Son.

2/. Then to the watchful shepherds it was told, Who heard th’ angelic herald’s voice, “Behold,
I bring good tidings of a Saviour’s birth To you and all the nations upon the earth;
This day hath God fulfilled His promised Word; This day is born a Saviour, Christ the Lord.”

3/. He spake; and straightaway the celestial choir In hymns of joy, unknown before, conspire;
The praises of redeeming love they sang, And heaven’s whole orb with alleluias rang.
God’s highest glory was their anthem still, Peace upon earth and unto men good will.

4/. To Bethlehem straight th’ enlightened shepherds ran To see the wonder God had wrought for man
And found, with Joseph and the blessed maid, Her Son, the Saviour, in a manger laid;
Then to their flocks, still praising God, return, And their glad hearts with holy rapture burn.

5/. Oh, may we keep and ponder in our mind God’s wondrous love in saving lost mankind!
Trace we the Babe, who hath retrieved our loss, From His poor manger to His bitter cross,
Tread in His steps, assisted by His grace, Till man’s first heavenly state again takes place.

6/. Then may we hope, th’ angelic hosts among, To sing, redeemed, a glad triumphal song.
He that was born upon this joyful day Around us all His glory shall display.
Saved by His love, incessant we shall sing Eternal praise to heaven’s almighty King.

QUOTES TO NOTE – FORGIVENESS

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. – Mahatma Gandhi

DAILY MEDITATIONS

KINDNESS REWARDED – 2 Kings 4: 8-17

 

A woman having noticed and perceived that the man who passed regularly by their home was a prophet, a servant of God, decided to do something about it. She talked to her husband and they agreed to add a chamber to their dwelling, furnish it and make it available to Elisha. On a regular basis hospitality was provided for him and his protégé. It was a generous thing to do on a continuous line. Needless to say, the prophet was most grateful for this exceptional kindness. She deserved to be honoured although she did not do it for that reason.

But it was not going to be left unrewarded. Sowing kindness of this nature must be compensated in some way. The prophet sought to find out what her deepest requirement was and ministered into it. There was no child in the home. The woman had not known the blessing of nursing her own baby and so the promise was given to this end. She thought this was incredible and impossible, but it happened! The Lord responded and the time came when she gave birth. As she looked at the newborn babe she would realize it all took place because she had taken the time to care for the Lord’s messenger.

It is necessary to be daily looking out for the opportunity of showing kindness to others. The new day given to you is that you might gladly and willingly do all you can to bless others with deeds of love and so leave those around with the influence of your gracious ministry. Who can tell what it will mean to them? Who knows what lies in store unexpectedly in terms of divine recompense? Learn to put yourself out for others and see what God will achieve in many ways.

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