Behold The Great Creator Makes
Behold the great Creator makes
himself a house of clay,
a robe of virgin flesh he takes
which he will wear for ay.
Hark, hark, the wise eternal Word,
like a weak infant cries!
In form of servant is the Lord,
and God in cradle lies.
This wonder struck the world amazed,
it shook the starry frame;
squadrons of spirits stood and gazed,
then down in troops they came.
Glad shepherds ran to view this sight;
a choir of angels sings,
and eastern sages with delight
adore this King of kings.
Join then all hearts that are not stone,
and all our voices prove,
to celebrate this holy One,
the God of peace and love.
Thomas Pestel, ca. 1586-1660
May the main focus of our Christmas celebration be the gift of eternal life that has been given by God in Jesus Christ, as declared in John 3:16-18 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” This is what truly makes this a season of great joy.
We pray for the encouragement and strengthening of the churches and friends of the MARBC as the year 2019 comes to a close and as God provides wise guidance and spiritual enablement in the new year and decade ahead.
Celebrating the Holy One,
Ken and Sharon Floyd
The MARBC is a regional partner with the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches.
830 Russwood, St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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