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Published On: Mon, Dec 24th, 2012

Noel

 

Noel

Christmas is the season commonly known as a festive of love. Yes! The love of our Heavenly Father was showered upon this earth as a tiny child (Jesus) which entered into this world (”CHRIST-MAS” Mas means offering) to redeem them. Yes, It is foreknown that when this Child is born, He must be offered for His people.  

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened” (Mathew 7: 7, 8)

The Russian peasantry have a curious tradition. It is that an old woman, the baboushka was at the work in her house the wise men from the east passed on their way to find the Christ child. “Come with us,” they said: “we have seen His star in the East and go to worship Him.” “I will come but not now she answered”; “I have my house to set in order; when that is done I will follow and find Him.” But when her work was done, the three kings passed on their way across the desert, and the star shone no more in the darkened heaven. She never saw the Christ the Child but she is living and searching for Him still, for HIS SAKE SHE TAKES CARE OF ALL His children. It is she who in Russian homes is believed to fill the stockings and dress the tree on Christmas morning. The children are awakened with cry “Behold the Baboushka”. And spring up, hoping to see her before she vanishes out of the window. She fancies, the tradition goes, that in each poor little one, whom she warms and feeds, she may find the Christ whom she neglected ages ago; but she is doomed to eternal disappointment.

If God calls you for His work whatever our situation may be, we should obey our Master’s calling and must follow Him. Because if we miss it then we will be like this Baboushka who searched God and did good things all her life but the time and chance which she missed never came back. She never saw the Saviour in her life.  Yes, we should make sure that we serve only one Master who is Jesus Christ. Bible says, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (Mathew 6:24). Likely we can’t serve to World as well as God. Friends, If you are in this category please chose this Master now. This is your time! Also, No one serves to the unseen Master, so we who are God’s servant should seek God with all our heart. Bible says,

“For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD” (Proverbs 8:35)

 “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares” (Hebrews 13:2)

One Christmas Eve, in medieval times, a lonely dressmaker sat sewing by the light of a candle in her window. Suddenly there was a knock at the door. She opened it to find a small boy standing quietly in the dark. “I am lost and very cold,” he said. “I saw the candle in your window and thought perhaps you would let me in to rest.”

The poor dressmaker worried. If she took him in she might not have time to finish her work. But her kind heart won out. She made a bed for the boy by the hearth, and while he rested she brought him broth. After the boy had eaten, he thanked the woman and said he must be on his way.

The dressmaker bade the little stranger farewell and returned to her work. Then she saw the miracle. All her dresses were beautifully finished!!! The dressmaker ran outside to catch the child. To the woman’s surprise, he left no footprints in the snow. Then she knew. Her visitor had been the Christ Child.

Thus, through centuries, the custom of burning candles on Christmas Eve is to welcome all strangers.

What are you waiting for? Christ Child? Then light your candle up and seek Him, Surely He is going to come to your home.

“He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not” (John 1:10, 11)

Yes, Even His own didn’t received him. He is waiting for acceptance from us (His people) for the past 2000 yrs. Will you accept Him? Verily He is a known person; we are His people and sheep under His flock. That’s why we call it as “CHRISTMAS”. It is not X-mas to us since X is used for unknown person. So Let us seek and welcome Christ in our Home for this “Christmas”. All Praise and Glory be the God forever and ever. Amen.

Abad of Jesus Christ,

   Stulo Robinson.S.

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