WHAT IF JESUS HAD NOT COME?

WHAT IF JESUS HAD NOT COME?

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Matthew 1:23

Behold,

a virgin shall be with child,

and shall bring forth a son,

and they shall call his name Emmanuel,

which being interpreted is,

 God with us.

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Isaiah 9:6  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and

the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be

called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting

Father, The Prince of Peace.

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There’s a song in the air!

   There’s a star in the sky!

There’s a mother’s deep prayer,

    And a baby’s low cry!

And the star rains its fire

   With the beautiful song,

For the manger of Bethlehem cradles a King!

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Some years ago a Christmas card was published, with the title, “If

Christ had not come.”  The card represented a clergyman falling

into a short sleep in his study on Christmas morning and dreaming

of a world into which Jesus had never come.

In his dream he found himself looking through his home, but there

were no little stockings in the chimney corner, no Christmas bells or

wreaths of holly, and no Christ to comfort, gladden and save.  He

walked out on the public street, but there was no church with its

spire pointing to heaven.  He came back and sat down in his library,

but every book about the Saviour had disappeared.

A ring at the doorbell, and a messenger asked him to visit a poor

dying mother.  He hastened with the weeping child and as he

reached the home, he sat down and said, “I have something here

that will comfort you.  He opened his Bible to look for a familiar

promise, but it ended at Malachi, and there was no gospel and no

promise of hope and salvation, and he could only bow his head and

weep with her in bitter despair.

Two days afterward he stood beside her coffin and conducted the

funeral service, but there was no message of consolation, no word

of a glorious resurrection, no open heaven, but only “dust to dust,

ashes to ashes,” and one long eternal farewell.  He realized at length

that He had not come, and burst into tears and bitter weeping in his

sorrowful dream.

Suddenly he woke with a start, and a great shout of joy and praise

burst from his lips as he heard his choir singing in his church close

by:

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O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,

   

O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.

Come and behold Him, born the King of Angels,

   

O come let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord.

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We can be glad and rejoice today, because He has come!

The angel announced,

“Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which

shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of

David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”  (Luke 2:10-11).

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He comes to make His blessing flow,

   Far as the curse is found.

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THANK YOU JESUS FOR COMING TO THIS EARTH.  THANK YOU.

Families can come together and celebrate the birth of the Savior of

the World.  Moms and Dads can teach their children about a Jesus

that loves them and came to give His life for them so they could

know Him as Lord and Savior of their life.

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Oh Come Let Us Adore Him

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