seventeen days…

My daughter told me yesterday…
Did you know it’s less than three weeks till Christmas…?!
I said… Don’t talk about it…

Yes… it’s seventeen days… till Christmas…
let’s talk about Him…

He came down like dew… humbly… quietly…
the Word made flesh…
laid in a manger…

May my teaching drop as the rain,
my speech distill as the dew,
like gentle rain upon the tender grass,
and like showers upon the herb.
For I will proclaim the name of the Lord;
ascribe greatness to our God!
Deuteronomy 32:2-3 ESV

The Word made flesh…
God’s Word to the world…
His teaching came down…
to prepare the Way for the new…

His gentle teaching…
came forth…
healing the sick…
touching the untouchables…
loving those unlovable…
praying…
story telling…
feeding the hungry…
opening blind eyes…
raising the dead to life…
calming storms with a word…
casting out demons…
forgiving…
praising…
shedding tears…

Many followed him, and he healed all their sick,
warning them not to tell who he was.
This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
“Here is my servant whom I have chosen,
the one I love, in whom I delight;
I will put my Spirit on him,
and he will proclaim justice to the nations.
He will not quarrel or cry out;
no one will hear his voice in the streets.
A bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out,
till he leads justice to victory.
In his name the nations will put their hope.”
Matthew 12:15-21

His gentle teaching…
came to those who were bruised… smoldering…

His gentle teaching…
came to bring hope…

His gentle teaching…
came as Good News…

Lord Jesus… thank You for Your gentle teaching…
Thank You for receiving the bruised… the smoldering…
the weak… the lame… the blind… the hungry…

Thank You for reminding… that’s me…
Fill me with the hope… of Your Good News…

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