Friday, November 30, 2012

EMMDEV 2012-11-30 [Proverbs revisited] A proverb for Christmas

I am the most ignorant of men
I do not have a man's understanding
I have not learned wisdom
Nor have I knowledge of the Holy One
Who has gone up to heaven and come down?
Who has gathered the winds in the hollow of His hands?
Who has wrapped up the waters in his cloak?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is His name, and the name of his Son?
Tell me if you know! Proverbs30:2-4

At Christmas we celebrate God's ultimate generosity, self-revelation, and self-denial.

The One who holds the winds and gathers the waters became one of us. And while none of us could go up from earth to heaven, there is One who came from heaven to earth. When we did not have understanding of the Holy One and when wisdom was far from us, God revealed Himself to us.

Ours is not the shadowy faith of the Proverb writer and the rest of the Old Testament believers. What they longed for we have. What they wanted to know has been revealed to us. What they desperately tried to learn has been revealed to us.

At Christmas we celebrate the coming of the One who embodied the fullest picture of God to us. He gave up all of heaven and all of His glory to give Himself to us and reveal His Father to us.

What is His name, and the name of His Son?
We can tell, because we know: Jesus Christ of Nazareth is the Son of God! And because we have seen Him, we have seen the Father!

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That brings us to the end of the eDevs for this year.
Thank you for journeying with me and for the kind words of encouragement i have received. Have a good December slow down and a beautifully meaningful Christmas. God bless, Theo

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Theo Groeneveld theo@emmanuel.org.za
You can see past EmmDevs at http://emmdev.blogspot.com/

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