UNBORN WORD of the day


THE CHRIST CHILD – “TO GUIDE OUR FEET INTO THE WAY OF PEACE”
June 21, 2011, 10:01 pm
Filed under: Biblical Reflections, Mary, Unborn Jesus

There is a beautiful teaching in Paul’s Letter to the Philippians about God’s peace:

“And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:7

We find this peace first and foremost in the Person of Jesus Christ – even when He was an infant, a little baby. Just after the birth of John the Baptist, when Mary was just about 3 months pregnant, Zechariah (the father of newborn baby John) proclaims the future prophetic role of his baby son. Zechariah also speaks of a time “when the day shall dawn upon us from on high….to guide our feet into the way of peace” (Lk 1:78-79).

That day had surely begun to dawn in Bethlehem. And so the angel of the Lord and the heavenly host which appeared to the shepherds in the nearby fields, ended their proclamation with these words: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased!” (Lk 2:14).

The shepherds go to the stable and worship the newborn Christ. Later the wise men come and worship as well. There is, in fact, a correlation between worshipping God and encountering the Peace of God.

After the shepherds left, Luke tells us: “But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart” (Lk 2:19). The words and experiences were so deep and profound, that only her heart could touch them. Mary’s heart was at once, the vessel from which her worship poured forth and a receptacle for the breath of God’s Peace.

Mary was the first to touch that Peace of Christ which surpasses all understanding, or rather – the Peace of the Unborn Christ (and later newborn Christ) touched her, enveloped her pondering heart…guiding her “feet into the way of peace”…


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Wonderful reflection…for LIFE!

Comment by Steve Castle

Thanks Steve,

We would like to let our readers know about Steve’s website – Life Group Devotions. The link to this group is: http://lifegroup413.org/
They have daily devotions for life which are excellent!

Comment by unbornwordoftheday




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