Silence in Waiting Birthed Holiness Profound . . .

My Praises today:

  1. Less is More . . . .
  2. Faith is deepened as priorities are simplified . . . .
  3. Silence in waiting birthed Holiness profound . . . .

After days of sadness at the ugliness of sin that has wrecked havoc on so many, I remembered the evil of a long ago time that impacted families and friends in much the same way:

“. . . an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the Child and his mother and escape to Egypt.  Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the Child to kill him.”

 So he got up, took the Child and His mother during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod.  And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my Son.”

When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.   Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:
 “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”

To mourn what is lost is necessary and absolutely right; our comfort is in knowing that His Love will prevail.

I was grateful to awake this morning with the quiet and hopeful words of Silent Night wafting through my mind:

Silent night, holy night,
  all is calm, all is bright 
   round yon virgin
    mother and Child.
Holy Infant, so tender and mild,
  sleep in heavenly peace,
   sleep in heavenly peace. 

Silent night, holy night,
  shepherds quake at the sight;
   glories stream from heaven afar,
    heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ the Savior is born,
  Christ the Savior is born! 

Silent night, holy night,
  Son of God, love’s pure light;
   radiant beams from thy holy face
    with the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth. 

Silent night, holy night,
 wondrous star, lend thy light;
  with the angels let us sing,
   Alleluia to our King;
Christ the Savior is born,
 Christ the Savior is born!

Silence in waiting birthed Holiness profound . . . a Hope-filled Manger . . . Peace for all who Trust in Him . . . .

All to His Glory!

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