The Glorious Story: The Man

 “[T]hey shall call His name Immanuel,”
which is translated, “God with us.” 

~ Matthew 1:23 ~

The day after celebrating Jesus’ birthday, while the world begins its preparations for the new year celebration, thoughts of the Son of Man came to mind.

We need not wonder who He was nor what He did, for His testimony is given to us in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. In John 21:24-25, we read:  This is the disciple who testifies of these things, and wrote these things; and we know that his testimony is true. And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.

His glorious story continues to this day; the evidence of His life is shown in the lives of those who love and follow Him. Today, “The Glorious Story:  The Man,” to help us reflect on whom we have believed.

The Man

In days of old,
Wonders seen and told
Revealed to man His glory,
And His continuing story.

A blind man’s cry,
A call to the Most High.
The Son of Man’s hands he felt,
With sight and joy he knelt.

People flocked to this Man,
Children He did not ban.
He healed, forgave, brought life
To all who came and who had strife.

Threatened, unbelieving men,
The Son of Man would condemn.
They plotted and they schemed,
And of His death they dreamed.

The Son of Man in love did live—
To all He met His love did give.

I was listening to Chuck Smith today and his blessing was meaningful and edifying; I am including it so that you, too, may be blessed.  May the Lord bless you and guide you as you go. . . May the Lord give you strength. . . May you walk and live after the Spirit. . . May you respond after the Spirit; in the temptation may you not yield to the flesh and react after the flesh. May your life be pleasing unto God as our actions come into harmony with our declarations of what we believe; may we show it in the works that we do; in Jesus’ name.

Father, thank You, for being mindful of, and caring for us; we have no one like You. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for the example You set for us in life and love. When You returned to heaven, You did not leave us alone, but gave us Your Holy Spirit to teach and lead us in the way everlasting; for Him we are also thankful. We rejoice in Your coming, Lord Jesus; in Your name, amen.

 

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