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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hope of the Nations

I am super excited about our church's Christmas program being presented this coming Sunday evening entitled Hope of the Nations.  While it is not going to be your typical Christmas pageant with the manger scene and a thrilling version of Joy to the World, it will present in a unique way through a missions emphasis the reason Jesus, God's Son, "put on flesh and made His dwelling among us".

I was so encouraged last night as we had our final run-through of the program in preparation for Sunday evening.  As we sang the songs The King of Love, Salvation Has a Name, Calypso Carol, O Little Town of Bethlehem, The Other Side of the World, Breath of Heaven, Emmanuel Medley (Emmanuel, Behold the Lamb, Holy Ground), Immanuel, God Is With Us, and Hope of the Nations, I couldn't help but feel as if I should have been physically bowed down.

Bowed down in worship of the Person Jesus Christ who is my hope.  People are looking for so many things, especially this time of the year.  It is my prayer that those in attendance Sunday evening and those who will hear the program through distribution of copies of the DVD will have an encounter with THE One and Only Hope of the Nations Who is Jesus Christ!

This song will be the finale of our program, coupled with flags from various countries placed on a Christmas tree:

"And they sang a new song:  'You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because You were slain, and with Your blood You purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation."  Rev. 5:9
Making Room for Him,