The Real Meaning Of Christmas
Christmas has only one true meaning, truth in Jesus. Baby Jesus was born fully God and fully man. The difference in His humanity, though, was that He was truth. When I was born I wasn’t truth. And our precious little Ellie isn’t truth either. Mankind is laced with sin. Jesus was not. So this year on Christmas day we remember that there is truth in Jesus. After all of the anticipation and excitement, and after all the gifts are opened and the good food enjoyed, our hearts will still ache. Our prayer not only for ourselves this Christmas day, but for you is that you will not fill that aching in your heart with shopping sprees, more good food or more material things but that you would fill it with the precious truth in Jesus Christ who came to make the aching no more. Merry Christmas!
Truth In Jesus (“The Valley Of Vision”)
Quicken me to call upon thy name,
for my mind is ignorant,
my thoughts vagrant,
my affections earthly,
my heart unbelieving,
and only thy Spirit can help my infirmities.
I approach thee as Father and friend,
my portion forever,
my exceeding joy,
my strength of heart.
May the truth that is in him
illuminate in me all that is dark,
establish in me all that is wavering,
comfort in me all that is wretched,
accomplish in me all that is of thy goodness,
and glorify in me the name of Jesus.
I pass through a vale of tears
but bless thee for the opening gate of glory at its end.
Enable me to realize as mine the better, heavenly country.
Prepare me for every part of my pilgrimage.
Uphold my steps by Thy Word.
Let no iniquity dominate me.
Teach me that Christ cannot be the way if I am the end,
that he cannot be redeemer if I am my own savior,
that there can be no true union with him
while the creature has my heart,
that faith accepts him as redeemer and Lord or not at all.