Worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+ that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing! Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto HIM that sitteth on the throne and unto The LAMB+ for ever and ever. Amen.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Advent Meditations 2012
Oh, Come! Let us adore HIM+ !
And Mariam said, Behold the handmaid of the LORD; be it unto me according to Thy Word. And the Angel departed from her. Luke 1:38
Behold, a true Servant of The LORD. Called to receive ignominy, condemnation, and accusations , the Hebrew virgin Mariam gave herself over to do The LORD'S Will.
Her intent: to please The LORD... no matter what happened to her in the future. Stoning. Rejection. Loneliness. No home of her own amongst "decent" society. No husband. No income. Raising a child who would be an outcast, also... even among family.
Yes, The Holy CHILD JESUS growing in her womb as a normal baby would become The Outcast+ of all outcasts.
That is why HE+ could say :
"Come unto ME+ all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I + will give you rest. Take My+ yoke upon you and learn of ME+. For I+ am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls."
O Chief SHEPHERD and BISHOP+ of our souls, form in me an unshakable intent to please THEE+, no matter the cost to Self.
Remove from me the lust to control. Make me soft and pliable in Thy Hands. Thy+ Will, O LORD, Thy+ Will ... my goal in Life.
Bless THOU+ O Perfect Savior, Who+ learned obedience by the things THOU+ didst suffer.
Bless THOU+, O Holy ONE+, Who+ was an outcast so that THOU+ couldst welcome all outcasts unto THEE+.