Posted on December 23, 2019 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14 NKJV
As most of you know, I am a Paul David Tripp junkie. Well, I wouldn’t call it a junkie – I love his writings. Well, I just used that word. Some days I really like his stuff – and other days – he’s just too convicting.
His newest book is a collection of his poems. It’s called My Heart Cries Out – Gospel Meditations for Everyday Life (Crossway)
Here is one of his Christmas poems:
This little one who was born outside the circles of power would someday die outside the city walls.
That child not recognized in halls of wisdom was wisdom come to earth.
The little one who would soon flee for His life came to be the giver of life.
This one who would know hunger came as the bread to satisfy hungry hearts.
This little one born with no home came to secure our heavenly home.
This one who had no throne came to establish his throne in the hearts of His own.
This one who would be forsaken by his own came so we would not want to face, all that we would not want to endure, all that we would not want to suffer,
He faced, He endured, and He suffered righteously, willingly and lovingly for is ONE thing – our salvation.
Hymnwriter, Benjamin Hanby penned these words:
Who is He in yonder stall, at whose feet the shepherds fall?
Who is He in deep distress, fasting in the wilderness?
Who is He that from the grave, comes to heal and help and save?
Who is He that from His throne rules through all the world alone?
‘Tis the Lord! O wondrous story! ‘Tis the Lord! The King of glory! At His feet, we humbly fall, Crown Him! Crown Him, Lord of all!
On behalf of your faithful Freedom Fighter team, Merry Christmas, and God bless you.
Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 11 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.
Think About This: “The divine Son became a Jew; the Almighty appeared on earth as a helpless human baby, unable to do more than lie and stare and wriggle and make noises, needing to be fed and changed and taught to talk like any other child. The more you think about it, the more staggering it gets.” J. I. Packer
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.