Day 19 Paradox

Day 19  Paradox

“The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.” (Acts 17:24-25)

One of the paradoxes of the incarnation is this, how can the God who created all things step into his creation?  “Heaven cannot hold him, nor earth sustain.”  Yet that is exactly what happen. The Creator set aside his glory and was born into the world he had created.  Him whom “cherubim worshiped day and night” was satisfied with a “breast full of milk and a manger full of hay.”  God does not dwell in temples man by the hands of man, so how can he dwell in the human heart.  He is the Creator of you and me.  He created the human heart as a dwelling place for himself.  What gift will suffice this amazing God.  The only gift he desires is that I “give my heart” to him.  Lord Jesus, I give my heart to you.

IN THE BLEAK MID-WINTER

 In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter
Long ago.

Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him
Nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away
When He comes to reign:
In the bleak mid-winter
A stable-place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty,
Jesus Christ.

Enough for Him, whom cherubim
Worship night and day,
A breast full of milk,
And a manger full of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels
Fall down before,
The ox and ass and camel
Which adore.

What can I give Him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb;
If I were a wise man
I would do my part;
Yet what I can, I give Him –
Give my heart.

 

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