December 8, 2012 | 0 comments
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).
This promise of the Redeemer was not given in its saving sense, to all, everywhere. Nor was it meant to be a lonely declaration of His own eternal existence and almighty power. It was intended to give comfort, help, and support to every disciple through every age. Our meditations at this time of year should not dwell exclusively upon an infant Savior, or upon a crucified Savior, or upon an absent Savior, or upon a risen Savior, or upon a reigning Savior; but more than all these, upon a present, personal Savior, abiding in the soul, as its strength and life. We speak much of the coming of Christ, and imagine that some glorious personal manifestation of the Redeemer to the world is the one great and important event signified by that coming. But the delicate, invisible, spiritual, habitual coming of Christ to the believing soul, through its meditations on his Word and by the suggestions of his Spirit, is a higher expression of His glory and His power than even that august appearance of thronging angels. It is one thing to think of Christ coming then; it is altogether different to think of Christ coming even now. Remember Peter's “more sure word of prophesy”. Peter who handled, and spoke, and walked with Christ. A “more sure word” he says, speaking of the Scriptures. So every sabbath morning, like the noiseless arrival of the dawn; and evening, like the gentle dripping of the dew, the soul is converted, renewed, and sanctified. Has Christ come to me? Now that is a question. Let me not look for special manifestations, but for daily evidences.
Your servant in Christ,
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