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Isaiah 64:1 ¶ Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,
About-Him.Com Devotional 12-19-2015
He Did Come Down
About 700 years before the birth of Christ, the prophet Isaiah was longing for a manifestation of God's power and presence. He had confessed in the previous chapter that Israel was so sinful that Abraham and Jacob would probably not even acknowledge them as their children. This sounds a lot like our evil society today, doesn't it? Isaiah cried out, "Lord you are our father and redeemer and your name is from everlasting. If only Lord, you could just rend the heavens and come down and show your power, as you did at Sinai."
He did come down my friend. The skies were rent when the heavenly host announced His birth. He came to a humble manger in the insignificant village of Bethlehem, as prophesied by the prophet Micah (Micah 5:2). The Eternal One came as a Saviour, as Messiah, as King and as Deliverer. He who is the Bread of Life (John 6:35) was born in Bethlehem, the house of Bread. The eternal Word had taken flesh and shown Himself as the only begotten Son of God (John 1:1,14).
You, like the prophet, may feel that the skies are shut up against you. You may feel that you are just too sinful for God to hear you. Look up my friend, Jesus came to seek and save you. His ear is ever inclined to your smallest cry. He loves you. He came into the world for you and He died for you. He arose and ascended for you. He's listening for your simple cry, "Lord, hear my prayer, Lord forgive my sin. Lord, let me walk in your glory as in former years."
Lift your voice to Him, you won't be disappointed. Tune your ear and listen to the angels. Rejoice my friend, your prayers are answered. A Saviour, Christ the Lord is born. You won't find Him in the manger, you'll find Him on the throne. He's listening for you. He's just as close as the mention of His name.
Luke 2: 8 ¶ And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
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