Wednesday, December 24, 2008

While You Were Sleeping

Today is the last day of Holiday Expo at the Internet Cafe. These are my thoughts and perspectives on the day we celebrate Christ's birth!!

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"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origns are from of old, from ancient times.".....Micah 5:2

Bethlehem--small and insignificant among the clans of Judah. This area was even considered to be unclean and out of touch with the rest of the clans of Judah. And yet, God chose this place for the birth of His precious Son--the one who would come to save the world.

Do you feel yourself small and insignificant sometimes? If you do, then I have to say to you to rejoice in this!! God has a great history of taking small and insignificant people, small and insignificant places, and using them to display His glory and greatness!!

Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape...1 Thessalonians 5:1-3

We must be watchful and aware--Jesus is returning!! We do not know when, but I don't want to be caught sleeping!!

Oh little town of Bethlehem
Looks like another silent night
Above your deep and dreamless sleep
A giant star lights up the sky
And while you're lying in the dark
There shines an everlasting light
For the King has left His throne
And is sleeping in a manger tonight

Oh Bethlehem, what you have missed while you were sleeping
For God became a man
And stepped into your world today
Oh Bethlehem, you will go down in history
As a city with no room for its King
While you were sleeping
While you were sleeping

Oh little town of Jerusalem
Looks like another silent night
The Father gave His only Son
The Way, the Truth, the Life had came
But there was no room for Him in the world He came to save

Jerusalem, what you have missed while you were sleeping
The Savior of the world is dying on your cross today
Jerusalem, you will go down in history
As a city with no room for its King
While you were sleeping
While you were sleeping

United States of America
Looks like another silent night
As we're sung to sleep by philosophies
That save the trees and kill the children
And while we're lying in the dark
There's a shout heard 'cross the eastern sky
For the Bridegroom has returned
And has carried His bride away in the night

America, what will we miss while we are sleeping
Will Jesus come again
And leave us slumbering where we lay
America, will we go down in history
As a nation with no room for its King
Will we be sleeping

Are we as a nation going to be sleeping with no room for our King?



Denise said...

I am so blessed by the gift of your friendship, I love you.

Joanne Sher said...

So much to ponder! I'm glad I popped over to check this out today. Thank you.