Christmas 2015 – The Gift of Gifts

Christmas-2015From our home to yours, wherever you are, we wish you a bright (with the Sun of righteousness!) and blessed (from the God of boundless, sovereign grace!) Christmas!

Below we post another prayer/devotional from The Valley of Vision (Ed. by Arthur Banner of Truth, c.1975, p.16) fitting for this Christmas Day.

May it feed our souls, directing us to the Gift of all gifts, Jesus Christ, and filling us with praise to the Giver of the greatest Gift, our Father in heaven!

O Source of all good,

 
What shall I render to thee for the gift of gifts,
thine own dear Son, begotten, not created,
my Redeemer, proxy, surety, substitute,
his self-emptying incomprehensible,
his infinity of love beyond the heart’s grasp.

 
Herein is wonder of wonders:
he came below to raise me above,
he was born like me that I might become like him.

 
Herein is love;
when I cannot rise to him he draws near on
wings of grace,
to raise me to himself.

 
Herein is power;
when Deity and humanity were infinitely apart
he united them in indissoluble unity,
the uncreated and the created.

 
Herein is wisdom;
when I was undone, with no will to return to him,
and no intellect to devise recovery,
he came, God-incarnate, to save me to the uttermost,
as man to die my death,
to shed satisfying blood on my behalf,
to work out a perfect righteousness for me.

 
O God, take me in spirit to the watchful shepherds,
and enlarge my mind;
let me hear good tidings of great joy,
and hearing, believe, rejoice, praise, adore,
my conscience bathed in an ocean of repose,
my eyes uplifted to a reconciled Father,
place me with ox, ass, camel, goat,
to look with them upon my Redeemer’s face,
and in him account myself delivered from sin;
let me with Simeon clasp the new-born child
to my heart,
embrace him with undying faith,
exulting that he is mine and I am his.

 
In him thou hast given me so much
that heaven can give no more.

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  1. Thank you for this post. Spread it abroad!!

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