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Saturday, 19 December 2009

Spiritual Sundays~ Merry Christmas!

Hello friends~ Well, here we are only a few days away from Christmas and I have decided to share a post I did last year because I think it bears repeating.

IF CHRIST HAD NOT COME

A striking Christmas card was once published with the title, "If Christ Had Not Come." It was based upon our Saviour's words, "If I had not come." The card represented a clergyman falling into a short sleep in his study on Christmas morning and dreaming of a world into which Jesus had never come.


In his dream he found himself looking through his home, but there were no little stockings in the chimney corner, no Christmas bells, no wreaths of holly. He walked out on to the street, but there was no church, with its spire pointing to Heaven. He came back and sat down in his library, but every book about the Saviour had disappeared.


A ring of the doorbell, and a messenger asked him to visit a poor, dying mother. He hastened with the weeping child, and as he reached the home he sat down and said, "I have something here that will comfort you." He opened his Bible to look for a familiar promise, but it ended with Malachi, and there was no gospel and no promise of hope and salvation, and he could only bow his head and weep with her in deep bitter despair.


Two days afterward he stood beside her coffin and conducted the funeral service, but there was no message of consolation, no word of a glorious resurrection....


Suddenly, he awoke with a start, and a great shout of joy and praise burst from his lips as he heard his choir singing in his church close by:


" O come, all ye faithful, joyful and
triumphant;
O come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold him, born the King of
angels.
O come let us adore Him, Christ the
Lord."


Let us be glad and rejoice because "Christ HAS come." "This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners..." {1 Timothy 1:15}.


Today He stands knocking at your heart's door, asking that you- the sinner- will let Him in. "Wherefore He is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth..."{Hebrews 7:25} - Adapted from Streams in the Desert

I cannot imagine a world into which our Saviour had never come! How different our world would be today. So, shout and sing praises unto His name, because He HAS come, and we can celebrate because of His coming! Hallelujah!

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God bless you this Christmas and I pray that you will all have a Very Merry Christmas and the New Year will be filled to overflowing with His abundant blessings and grace!

Merry Christmas
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

23 comments:

Andrea said...

Sandi:
Beautiful post from a beautiful heart. Thank you!!
Blessings and hugs,
andrea

sissie said...

Lovely poem. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

How beautiful, Sandi. Have a wonderful weekend and a blessed Christmas...Kathy

Susan said...

Praise God He did come and Praise God He is coming again for His own!!!
Susan

Marydon Ford said...

Absolutely lovely write, Sandi.

Merry Christmas ~
TTFN ~Marydon
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rcubes said...

That was an awful nightmare! So thankful for His unconditional love that came down to save us. Have a blessed Christmas!

Sandy said...

God bless YOU this Christmas!
Thank you for sharing.

Charlotte said...

My goodness, Sandi. How sad it would be if Jesus had never come. Thank you for this wonderful reminder of how blessed we are that he did come.
Blessings and Merry Christmas,
Charlotte

Denise said...

Such a very lovely post.

hip chick said...

I'm so glad that you decided to re-post this. It is beautiful and really makes you stop and think. It sort of reminds me of "It's a Wonderful Life."
Very moving. We are so fortunate that Christ did come to save the world.

The Watts Family said...

Wow what a post to ponder!! Thanks for sharing and I am so glad that this is fiction and Jesus is Lord! ~Blessings & Merry Christmas Heather

Diva Kreszl said...

I cannot imagine a world without Christmas...thank God we don't have to!

Cherie said...

Me either. Wonderful post!

SmilingSally said...

That was no dream; it was a nightmare!

Clif said...

Yes, Yes,Yes, this is worth repeating. I'm glad you did. Thank you.

Ginger said...

WOW! Praise the Lord that he came. like you and many others I could not even imagine life without Jesus.
God Bless,
Ginger

Mevely317 said...

Wow ... that scenario is too awful to even try and wrap my mind around. We're so, so incredibly blessed by this Greatest Gift.
Thank you for this reminder!

God bless and Merry Christmas!
Myra

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How beautiful, Sandi! Thanks so much for sharing the poem with us! A very Merry Christmas to you and your family!...hugs...Debbie

GWENDOLYN said...

Sandi,
this is beautiful... first time I have heard it. I love it. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!
Gwen

stefanie said...

Beautiful!!!! He is the reason for the season

Sares said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful story and this special time. Sometimes with the hustle and bustle of the holidays we forget to stop and reflect on exactly why this time of year IS so special. Happy Holidays and have a Merry CHRISTmas!

daylily777 said...

I am so glad that he came ! It is scary to think of a world without my Savior . Thank God we can never lose him or better said he can never lose us. Beautiful post !
I wish you & your family a Blessed & Happy christmas !
~Myrna

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What an inspiring message, Sandi! Enjoyed this, and I want to wish you and yours all the joys and blessings of Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

XO,

Sheila :-)

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