Thursday, December 21, 2006

Merry Christmas And A Blessed New Year!

The Cradle is empty, because Jesus had to grow up a righteous man, fulfilling the prophecies of the Messiah, and take our sins on Himself, that we might be made the righteousness of God.

The Cross is empty, because when He said, "It is finished", it was. And He died.

The Tomb is empty, because death could not hold Jesus, and He is risen, and in some mysterious way is seated at the right hand of the Father in heaven, making intercession for us, and yet amazingly dwells in His children, "Christ in you, the hope of glory".

The Cradle, the Cross and the Tomb are all empty, that we might be filled with His Life.
Have A Blessed New Year, remembering that nothing can separate you from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


ann_in_grace said...

And best wishes to You, Terry!
We have a wonderful Hope. I wish all other people had it, too...

Bhedr said...

giHappy New Year!

Barbara H. said...

This is beautiful. Would you mind if I used it on my blog, with a link back to you?

Terry Rayburn said...

Hi Barbara,

Of course you may use it. Thanks for stopping by and for the comment.