There were announcements of Jesus’ coming birth to Joseph and Mary, and shepherds. But in the darkness of the Bethlehem stable, the most amazing announcement of all came directly from the swaddled newborn boy as He stirred and His cry broke the silence of that night. That baby’s cry was the voice of God Himself.
That cry shook the world of angels and demons. Eons ago, they had heard it break the silence as it called the world into being. They knew it as the voice that cast Satan and his angels out of heaven. That voice was now coming from a small bundle of humanity. Could it be? What power was contained in that cry! What foreshadowing of what would come in His life. What hope for the world, created perfectly, now fallen. God had not sent a prophet this time or a king or an angel. He had come Himself and the world would never be the same.
The voice of God still speaks today for those who will hear. As we sit before Him in worship and wonder, we listen, waiting to hear again the voice that broke the silence of that holy night. Then we hear it: His voice resounds in the deepest recesses of our heart through His Word and through His Spirit. Receive!
“Joy to the world, the Lord has come! Let earth receive her King!”
Quote taken from a Pray-as-You-Go meditation. Thanks to Deb Karish for posting the Christmas pageant photo from 1980!
Thanks, Bev. Every week this brings a pause…a breath of fresh air…a sigh and recognition of our Great God and His (continuing) unfolding perfect plan. I am so thankful for how you put some words and thoughts together and we get to rest in them…Thanks. Merry Christmas. –and I’m listening for that sound of His voice. 🙂
Thanks for your comments, Lynda. May God’s voice be plain to you in the coming year. Enjoy the celebration of His birth today!
A lovely post Beverly. I look forward to reading more!
Thank you, Tides and Tidings!