Saturday, December 1, 2012


Sometimes the most powerful and meaningful words are those which are common and ordinary and which we use every day.  The word "come" is one of those words.  This is the beginning of Advent Season.  Advent refers to the coming of Christ into the world.

Matt 2: 6 And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the leaders of Judah:

because out of you will come a leader
who will shepherd My people Israel.(HCSB)

Notice, the Scripture says, a leader will come and be a shepherd to His people.

He came all the way
He came all the way
He could have kept all heaven's glory
But He laid it down for me
He came all the way
He came all the way
From the majesty of heaven
To the cross of Calvary

Have you noticed that Jesus never turned down an invitation to come?
I know that His coming to earth was directed by a Sovereign God and yet there were those through the years of the Old Testament and the four hundred years between the Old and New Testaments that cried out and prayed for such a savior. His coming was the fulfillment of God's promise, the fulfillment of prophecy, and the fulfillment of the invitation of so many of Israel who invited His coming.

He came to a Bethlehem stable, to the Temple, to a home in Nazareth, then to the Jordan river to be baptized of John, after which He came to the desert.
During his ministry He was invited to come to the home of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus.  He was ask to come to the homes of prostitutes, tax collectors, Pharisees, and newly married couples.  He never turned down an invitation to come, when He was invited.

If you have never invited Him into your heart and life, will you, during this Advent season?  Many of you need to invite Him into your homes, your places of work, your celebrations, and your gift giving.

The hymn reminds us that there is an invitation from Jesus for us to come.

Oh come let us adore Him
Oh come let us adore Him
Oh come let us adore Him
Christ the Lord


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