Monday, December 24, 2018

Upon This Christmas Eve

In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: 11 to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah,[a] the Lord. 12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.”


When you read this familiar passage from Luke... take a moment to consider...   In those days.. when a new lamb was born the shepherds would be called to come and inspect it.  They were to judge the lamb to see if it were fit to be presented for the Passover.

And in that light... the story of Jesus and the Manger appears a bit different does it not?  Jesus was the Passover Lamb.  And God called the shepherds to come inspect Him.   And while we're at it... let's look at one more scripture:

Genesis 22:8
And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

Now what if this were read "God will provide Himself, a lamb, for a burnt offering.

Because that is what happened.  God provided Himself.  And set out Himself as a lamb for the sacrifice.

Thanks be to God.



Merry Christmas.

14 comments:

Flannel Avenger said...

Merry Christmas!

John Williams said...

Good post. God is great!

Merry Christmas to you and all the Ilk.

Daniel said...

Leave it to Nate to get creative with punctuation on the way to revealing the Gospel.

God bless you all.

T Nick said...

Thanks Nate.

rycamor said...

Merry Christmas, brother.

Res Ipsa said...

Merry Christmas!

Clint said...

Merry Christmas .

Red said...

Merry Christmas

allyn71 said...

Merry Christmas

WaterBoy said...

Merry Christmas, all.

Raggededge said...

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I'm not going to lie, I miss this blog and the ATFs, etc. Nate, maybe your New Year's resolution could be to start blogging again. I still love VP, but there is a lot of noise over there now, feel more at home here!

I trust all of you will have a blessed 2019!

Clint said...

He might decide to commit to at least two posts a day.

Anonymous said...

Indian medical student kicked out of college by racist white professors for questioning their SJW beliefs

Kieran Ravi Bhattacharya was a medical student at the University of Virginia and he has been kicked out after having questioned his white college professor's SJW beliefs.

Here is the audio of the lecture where he questioned his professor's SJW beliefs:

https://m.soundcloud.com/user-381804527/microagressions-presented-by-amwa

He speaks from 28:45 to 34:00

Here is the audio of the suspension hearing:

https://m.soundcloud.com/user-381804527/asac

Here is a picture of the people who were at the suspension hearing:

https://imgur.com/a/RUvKXNH

Notice how 14 out of the 16 people at that suspension hearing are white people. If this is not an act of racism against a sincere indian medical student, then I don't know what is. Look at their smug arrogant faces as they kick him out for DARING to question their SJW beliefs.

His twitter handle is kieranravib if you want to ask him questions or set up an interview with him

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