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WHAT IF JESUS HAD NOT COME?

 

 

 

WHAT IF JESUS HAD NOT COME?

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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  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.

Isaiah 9:6

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

Because You came everyone of us has hope.

 Hope for now and for all of eternity.

You came so we could have Life

and that more abundantly.

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If Jesus had not come-

There would be no Christmas lights

to shine at night,

No carols sung to heal our blight,

No Gospel – Glad Tidings to preach,

No Cross of Christ to heal the breach,

If Jesus had not come.

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If Jesus had not come-

Forgiveness would not have come,

Healing would not have come,

Hope would not have come,

Death would still prevail,

disease and darkness triumph,

and Life Eternal forever lost,

If Jesus had not come!

 

 

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Families can come together and celebrate

the birth of the Savior of the World.

Moms and Dads can teach their children

about a Jesus Who 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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Many of these images are idyllic and

depictions from an artist’s heart.

It causes me to ask,

 are we, experiencing the Abundant Life Jesus brought

with manifold and exceeding great and precious promises?

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John 10:10

I am come that they might have life,

and that they might have it more abundantly.

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2 Peter 1:4

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:

that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,

having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

 

 

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Oh Come Let Us Adore Him Christ the LORD!

 

 

 

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