Emmanuel: God With Us

As we enter a New Year, may God’s character, displayed through Jesus, (Emmanuel), be our focus. Psalm 145 helps us to accomplish this. Psalm 145 tells us that:

The LORD IS…
vs. 1KING
vs. 2PRAISEWORTHY
vs. 3GREAT
PRAISEWORTHY
vs. 4MIGHTY
vs. 5GLORIOUS
SPLENDID
MAJESTIC
WONDERFUL
vs. 6AWESOME
GREAT
vs. 7GOOD
RIGHTEOUS
vs. 8GRACIOUS
COMPASSIONATE
SLOW TO ANGER
MERCIFUL
vs. 9GOOD
MERCIFUL
vs. 10PRAISEWORTHY
vs. 11GLORIOUS KING
POWERFUL
vs. 12MIGHTY
GLORIOUS MAJESTIC KING
vs. 13ETERNAL KING
THE LORD….
vs. 14UPHOLDS
RAISES UP
vs. 15GIVES
vs. 16SATISFIES
THE LORD IS…
vs. 17RIGHTEOUS
GRACIOUS
vs. 18NEAR
THE LORD…
vs. 19FULFILLS
HEARS
SAVES
vs. 20is JUST:
PRESERVES all who love Him.
DESTROYS all the wicked.
“…Andvs. 21all flesh shall bless His holy name
Forever and ever.”
may this be our meditation and Praise.
Blessed and Peace-filled New year to you!

Some children see Him…

"Illustration originally created by artist Kathleen Rietz for Abbey Press, 2007. All rights reserved."  Used with permission.
“Illustration originally created by artist Kathleen Rietz for Abbey Press, 2007. All rights reserved.” Used with permission.

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SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM
Some children see Him lily-white
The Baby Jesus born this night.
Some children see Him lily-white
With tresses soft and fair.
Some children see Him bronzed and brown
The Lord of heaven to earth come down.
Some children see Him bronzed and brown
With dark and heavy hair.
The children in each different place
Will see the Baby Jesus’ face
Like theirs, but bright with heavenly grace
And filled with Holy Light.
Oh lay aside each earthly thing
And with thy heart as offering
Come worship now the Infant King
‘Tis love that’s born tonight.

                                           – Alfred Burt, 1951

Mary’s Boy Child

Artist: Anton von Werner. Photo by Wolfgang Sauber / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Artist: Anton von Werner. Photo by Wolfgang Sauber / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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MARY’S BOY CHILD

Long time ago in Bethlehem,
so the Holy Bible say,
Mary’s Boy Child, Jesus Christ,
was born on Christmas Day.
“Hark! Now hear,” the angels sing,
“new King born today.”
And man will live forevermore,
because of Christmas Day.
While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
they saw a bright, new shining star,
and heard a choir from heaven sing,
the music came from afar.
“Hark! Now hear,” the angels sing,
“a new King born today.”
And man will live forevermore,
because of Christmas Day.
Now Joseph and his wife, Mary,
came to Bethlehem that night.
They found no place to bear her child,
not a single room was in sight.
But but-and-by they found a little nook,
in a stable, all forlorn.
And in a manger, cold and dark,
Mary’s little Boy Child was born.
Trumpets sound and angels sing,
listen to what they say,
That man will live forevermore,
because of Christmas day.
 – Jester Hairston, 1956

People Need The Lord

That includes you and me!

This world with all of its enticements, lures, and even beauty and opportunity is not our final destination. Statistics demonstrate that 100% of all of us will leave this earth at some point in time. History proves it.

How many inhabitants of this planet going back centuries and millennia, are still here with us, today? Zero, zilch, nada!! A sobering fact, yet true. This life on earth as we know it will someday end for each and every one of us. Yet, the Good News is, we can choose where we will go when we leave this earth.

Jesus lovingly said in John 3:16-17:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

Consider those words of Jesus for a moment. And then think about the realities of life on this earth, some of which are depicted in the first YouTube video, below. And for our Korean friends, a duet version of the same song, with your language, follows.

Blessings to you!
Numbers 6:24-25

You ask me why…

FreeDigitalPhotos.net Image by StuartMiles

YOU ASK ME WHY…

You ask me why I LOVE Him
That’s not so hard to tell…
He gave me life forever
He saved my soul from hell.

You ask me why I TRUST Him
That’s not so hard to see…
He shows Himself so faithful
Fills every need in me.

You ask me why I PRAISE Him
I have the answer why…
He came to earth, He lived and died
My debt to satisfy.

© 2003/2015 DM

R U called by His name?

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HE KNOWS MY NAME
I have a Maker
He formed my heart
Before even time began
My life was in His hands.
He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And hears me when I call.
I have a Father
He calls me His own
He’ll never leave me
No matter where I go.
He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And hears me when I call.
He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And hears me when I call.
He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And hears me when I call.
He hears me when I call.
– by Tommy Walker

Some children see Him…

"Illustration originally created by artist Kathleen Rietz for Abbey Press, 2007. All rights reserved."  Used with permission.
“Illustration originally created by artist Kathleen Rietz for Abbey Press, 2007. All rights reserved.” Used with permission.

courtesy.of.www.musical-clipart.com:page03.html.sy12(Click icon to hear music.)

SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM
Some children see Him lily-white
The Baby Jesus born this night.
Some children see Him lily-white
With tresses soft and fair.
Some children see Him bronzed and brown
The Lord of heaven to earth come down.
Some children see Him bronzed and brown
With dark and heavy hair.
The children in each different place
Will see the Baby Jesus’ face
Like theirs, but bright with heavenly grace
And filled with Holy Light.
Oh lay aside each earthly thing
And with thy heart as offering
Come worship now the Infant King
‘Tis love that’s born tonight.

                                           – Alfred Burt, 1951