Simmer Starters 12.24.11 – Glory to the Newborn King

Simmer Starters…Christmas edition!

This is the Glory of Christmas – Stephen Altrogge perfectly captures how I feel about Christmas. Better than any fiction, this stuff. “The World Maker, who keeps Jupiter and Saturn from colliding, who declares supernovas, who breathes forth the snow and the rain…became a baby – a helpless baby, clutching and grasping at his mother…”

Christmas and the Philosophers – Doug Wilson discusses how Christ is the answer to all lost and vain philosophy. “The entire Greek world came crashing to the ground by v. 14, when it says that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined. You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil. For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian. For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.” – Isaiah 9:2-7

May God bless you and draw you closer to Him in this joyous time of the year and always!

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  1. Greytawnyowl

     /  December 24, 2011

    I loved the first one!

    Tiny Tim says it best, really. “God bless us, every one.”

    Merry Christmas!

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