Bud and I came to Jana's and Bruce's home for Christmas. We attended a Christmas Eve Service and their Pastor Roger Raymer gave this Benediction:
The Lord Jesus Chris who we exalt a Christmas is not jusst a baby in a manger. He is not a character in a children's story. He is far more.
The first time He came, He came veiled in the form of a child. The next time He comes, and we believe it will be soon, He will come unveiled, and it will be abundantly and immediately clear to all the world just who He really is.
The first time He came a star marked His arrivl. The next time He comes, the whole heavens will rol up like a scroll, and all the stars will fall out of the sky, and He Himself will light it.
The first time He came, wise men and shepherds broght Him gifts. The nex time He comes, He will bring gifts, rewards for His own.
The first time He came, there was no room for Him. The next time He comes, the whole world will not be able to contain His glory.
The first time He came, only a few attended His arrival....some shepherds and some wise men. The next time He comes, every eye shall see Him.
The first time He came as a baby. Soon He will come as a Sovereign King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Are you ready? The next time He comes He will come as a thief in the night.
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