“OH, COME LET US ADORE HIM!”
What image is conjured up in your mind when you hear these six simple words?
You may picture the image of a sweet and innocent little baby wrapped snuggly in a plush, warm blanket and nestled in a cozy, soft bed.
Perhaps the image of giving honor to a King, surrounded by splendor and magnificence?
Both of these images have been true of me at times when I belt out the words to one of my favorite Christmas tunes,
“Oh, Come Let Us Adore Him, Christ The Lord!”
But, when they say a “picture is worth a thousand words,” they are not kidding!
As I walked where Jesus walked, down the streets of Bethlehem, where He was born and laid to be “ADORED,” the image I had dreamed about, became reality!
Jesus was laid in a rock hard(literally), manger where animals feed from.
I stood there looking at this hard animal feeding trough and thought of putting my sweet babies in it to sleep. I could not imagine their soft, tender skin placed on top of scratchy hay.
I could not picture their fragile heads laid on rock hard stone! I stared for minutes on end at the place the baby Jesus laid.
Suddenly, my mother’s heart was overwhelmed with love and compassion for a young mother placing her sweet baby in this hard crib. Her trust in her Heavenly Father must have been “Rock Solid!” Pun intended!
I knew in my heart that she ADORED Him like no one ADORED Him! I knew that she would willingly have given her own life for His! I knew that she would instinctively give every one of her comforts up for the sake of His comfort! She was His mother, the first to ADORE Him on this earth!
There was no other word in my vocabulary at that moment but HUMILITY!
The Humble birth of our Lord, Savior and King. The Humble heart of a mother trusting in her heavenly Father to provide for and care for her newborn son.
“God blesses those who are humble.” Matthew 5:5
The birth of Jesus was surrounded by HUMILITY!
How do I approach ADORING Him at the celebration of His birth?
As I was blessed to physically walk where Jesus walked, I believe I need to strive to walk as Jesus walked where He calls me to live. Jesus was born humbly, adored humbly by His mother, and walked humbly on this earth.
My prayer for this Christmas, and every one He gives me, is to “ADORE MY JESUS WITH HUMILITY!”
HUMBLY ADORE THE KING OF KINGS!
I pray that as I sing ‘Oh, Come Let Us Adore Him,’ this Christmas season, that I will sing, worship and ADORE Him out of humility and thankfulness!
It truly is “Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!”
May we Humbly come and Adore Him, JESUS CHRIST OUR KING!
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