Lord’s Day, December 24, 2017

DAILY READINGS: Nehemiah 12:1-47; Zechariah 8:1-23; Revelation 16:1-21

Great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh. 1 Timothy 3:16

Two thousand years ago, a baby was lying in a manger in Bethlehem. Wrapped in swaddling clothes, He was in that manger because there was no room for Him in the inn. Yet this babe, despite His humble surroundings, was utterly wondrous and unique! He was the Creator of this vast universe and had come to redeem us from our sins! We cannot fully comprehend this, but by faith we believe it. We have to say, great is the mystery of Godliness! —John M. Clegg

God manifest in flesh! Oh wonder to behold,
Creative power within the breast, that felt the blast of cold;
God in our likeness made, O may we understand,
The One who made the universe, appears as lonely man. —Author Unknown