Saturday, December 11, 2010

What CHILD+ is This?

...While shepherds watch are keeping.
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Advent 2010
Meditation #4

The shepherds kept their watch ... all through the night. They did this to guard the flock around the clock. Thus, there were those ever-ready men who were awake and on the watch when the Angels appeared unto them, announcing the Advent of their long-awaited MESSIAH+.

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"What, could ye not watch with ME+ one hour? "

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"Watch

and pray

that ye enter not into temptation:

the spirit indeed is willing

but the flesh is weak."

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Do we set aside time to watch and pray,

even one hour,

with Our LORD

... so that HIS+ concerns become our concerns?

... so that HIS+ Will becomes our will?

... so that HIS+ mind will be in us?

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OR...

Do we think that it just "happens"

that we will somehow know

the mind of CHRIST,

HIS+ will,

HIS+ concerns?

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Do we think that we are so strong that we can circumvent HIS+ admonishment to "watch and pray" ?

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Do we think that HIS+ words

that the "... flesh is weak... "

do not apply to us?

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The "flesh is weak" is what HE+ said to those who walked with HIM+ daily, seeing HIM+ in the flesh, hearing HIS+ words and teachings, watching HIS+ miracles unfold.

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What would HE+ say to us, today?

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Do we TRULY think we can spend most of our waking hours

taking care of the temporal ...

yet reap spiritual discernment

and the knowledge of HIS+ will ?

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"What, could ye not watch with me one hour? "

+ + +

Whose child are you ?


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