And so the Word became flesh and took a place among us for a time;
and we saw his glory - such glory as is given to an only son by his father -
saw it to be true and full of grace.
(John 1:14, Bible in Basic English)
Dear brothers and sisters, dear friends!
Every year the moment comes when in the whole world experience some kind of anxious expectation. Now a day’s people often can't even tell the true reason of such condition.
For someone it is the expectation of the gifts, for another - expectation to meet relatives and friends at the celebration table, yet someone else is counting the profit of successful commerce, in the name of the awaited event people omit the name of the «Hero of the Occasion» - Jesus Christ. They simply say and write "x-mas" or "season greetings".
True reason for peoples' expectation is the same as it was on the day of the birth of Wonderful Child - mankind enslaved by sin is expecting its delivery.
But when he saw all the people he was moved with pity for them, because they were troubled and wandering like sheep without a keeper. (Matthew 9:36)
In our time we can say with assurance: «God's Word that caused every life to begin in the earth, was manifested in Christ Jesus, full of mercy and grace, to return to life people who were dead because of their sins and trespasses.»
Blessed are those who came to know this joy of new birth, blessed are those who have not come to know this joy yet, but got the hope, because Jesus Christ was born and completed it all with His life, His death and His resurrection for all.
YET IN HIS SERVICE
Dr and Mrs Walter. C Willie Jr