Son Rise, Son Set

Posted on December 19, 2018 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

“Through the tender mercy of our God, With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us.” — Luke 1:78

Did you ever wake up to one of those days that you were already regretting because of what you were about to face? Imagine being born into a world you created knowing that in order to save it you would have to be rejected and put to death, even the death of a cross, “Son Rise, Son Set.”

“Through the tender mercy of our God,

​​With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us;

To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,

​​To guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:78, 79

As we enter this Christmas week, there is a tremendous amount of gratitude that should be upon us. The attempts to try and draw us into the Nativity scene would require us to become lowly shepherds and sheep herders. How it must have felt to be one of those Shepherds, minding their own business, all is calm till all was bright. The Glory of the Lord shone upon them with a message to share with the world,

Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord”.

Our battle is to put the true meaning of Christmas on the forefront of our minds and to engage in the purpose of the coming One who came to visit His creation so we could spend eternity with Him. As we connect the dots of the mission that was to be accomplished, we see Jesus leaving His Heavenly Throne to enter our world for one purpose, “Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2b).

Imagine knowing the path that lie before Him and choosing to walk it anyway. “Son Rise, Son Set”, a term that has the salvation of mankind in the middle. The One rising from the East with a burden to carry a wooden cross one day, to be mocked and spit upon by those He came to save, and worst of all that dreaded time separated from the Father, something even an all knowing God had never experienced. So, Happy Birthday Jesus, welcome to the best and the worst day ever…Merry Christmas!

Written by Rob Russomano: Rob Russomano is married to Terri, and serves with her on full time staff. He is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and is also available as a speaker of the grace of God with a message of Hope for church events. You can contact him at

The Daily Bible Reading: Titus 1-3| You can download our 2018 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here

Daily Quote: “Jesus did not come to live as an example of how to die as a martyr, but as a substitute, taking the place that we deserve in order that we might enjoy what we don’t deserve. This is good news. Let us tell all our friends!”- Alistair Begg

This Week’s Verse to Memorize:rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation,continuing steadfastly in prayer; Romans 12:12





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