DAY 25 A Thorny Topic

Day 25 A Thorny Topic

“And to Adam he said,

‘Because you have listened to the voice of your wife
and have eaten of the tree
of which I commanded you,’
‘You shall not eat of it,’
‘cursed is the ground because of you;
in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;
thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you;
and you shall eat the plants of the field.’”  (Genesis 3:17)

 Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s one command and so brought His curse upon the world that he had created.  Humanity and all of creation would be altered from this time forward.  But that was not the end of the story.  God had a plan even from the beginning. God says, speaking to Satan,

“I will put enmity between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and her offspring;
he shall bruise your head,
and you shall bruise his heel.”  (Genesis 3:15)

One would come who was the offspring of woman.  Satan would rise to bruise his heel but in the end the One born would bruise the head of Satan.  This prophecy is of the Savior whose birth we celebrate.  The enemy has been defeated.  The curse is receding.  “No more let sins and sorrows grow, nor thorns infest the ground.” “Joy to the world! The Lord is come.”  Join your voice with mine in praise to our God.  He has made the way.  Jesus is born!

JOY TO THE WORLD

 Joy to the world! The Lord is come
Let earth receive her King!
Let every heart prepare Him room

And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing

 Joy to the earth! the Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods
Rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy

 No more let sins and sorrows grow
Nor thorns infest the ground
He comes to make
His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found
Far as the curse is found
Far as, far as the curse is found

 He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonders and wonders of His love

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