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Nativity Meditation

​Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

“But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. —Galatians 4:4-5

Overcome by pity, God was well pleased to lift man up by lowering Himself to divinize His creation. He chose the pure Virgin Mary as the mediatrix of that mystery in which He assumed from her the nature of mankind.

O Virgin Mother of God, through you we have been reconciled to God, you are the cause of the renewal for the whole human race

Christmas means God comes to us in Person. He comes Himself.

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Nativity Meditation

​Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

In the Temple of God the Virgin is seen openly, foretelling to all the coming of Christ…

Christmas means that “people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.”  We walk bravely through the valley of shadows hand in hand with Him who is the light of the world.

Christmas means we do not have to ​be victimized, terrorized by sins of the past.  God’s great Gift to us at Christmas​ is​  a Savior; one Who wipes out the sins of the past.

Christmas means that God cared enough to give the Best.  “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son.”  John 3:16.  ​If God cared enough to give the Best, “will He not give us all things with Him.” Romans 8:32

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Nativity Meditation

​Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

Christmas means that the “the Word, the Eternal God, was made flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14.  God did that for us in order to communicate His love to us.

Christmas means that Emmanuel has come; God is not an impersonal machine.  He is a Person, “Emmanuel-God with us.” “you shall call His name Jesus.”  God is a person who wants to establish a personal relationship with you.  He is a person to whom you can pray;  a Person who for cares for you: a Person Who has reserved a place for you in heaven.

Christmas means that God has visited His people.  He came not just to visit but to stay.  “Lo, I am with you always even to the end of the world.”  He came at Bethlehem.  He comes now.  He will come again at the end time to judge the living and the dead.

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The Longer Morning Prayer of Metropolitan Philaret

O Lord, grant that I may meet the coming day in peace. Help me in all things to rely upon your holy will. In each hour of the day reveal your will to me. Bless my dealings with all who surround me. Teach me to treat all that comes to me throughout the day with peace of soul, and with the firm conviction that Your will governs all.

In all my deeds and words guide my thoughts and feelings. In unforeseen events, let me not forget that all are sent by You. Teach me to act firmly and wisely, without embittering and embarrassing others. Give me the strength to bear the fatigue of the coming day with all that it shall bring. Direct my will. Teach me to pray. Pray within me.

Most Holy God, I pray and beseech you, give me a pure heart, a way of speaking that befits the faith I profess. Read more…

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Nativity Prayer—Thought

​Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

Let us pray to the Lord.  Lord have mercy

Prepare us, O God, to celebrate the coming of our Lord and Savior.  Open our hearts wide to make room for Him.  Prepare our souls to obey your commandments.  Steady our feet upon the rock of your Word which abides forever.  Amen.

Why was Jesus born, why did He come? He explains it Himself.

  • I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness -John 12:46
  • For this I was born, For this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth  -John 18:37
  • I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me   -John 6:38
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