Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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

That holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35

On Christmas Eve in 1906, a man played his violin to broadcast the first song ever played over the airwaves—a carol, “O Holy Night”. Certainly, the night the carol spoke of was of immense significance when “that holy thing” was born of Mary, “when the fulness of the time was come” (Gal. 4:4). But another day would come when, “in due time Christ died for the ungodly” (Rom. 5:6), when “he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin” (2 Cor. 5:21). Believe this and give glory and thanks to God. —Brian Powlesland

O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth;
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth. —Placide Cappeau