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Day Five: Believe – “May your word to me be fulfilled”

Friday, December 12th, 2014

“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.”  Then the angel left her. - Luke 1:38 (NIV)

There are many ways the Lord shows the way of faith in the Bible.  But perhaps there is no higher human expression of “I believe” than Mary’s “May your word to me be fulfilled.”  Through that active obedience came the Christmas Child-so we can sing!

Listen to “What Child is This?” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXY7KqN3ZdU) and read the full lyrics:

What Child is this, who laid to rest,

On Mary’s lap is sleeping?

Whom angels greet with anthems sweet

While shepherds watch are keeping?

This, this is Christ the King

Whom shepherds guard and angels sing.

Haste, haste to bring Him laud,

The Babe, the Son of Mary.


Why lies He in such mean estate

Where ox and ass are feeding?

Good Christian, fear: for sinners here,

The silent Word is pleading.

This, this is Christ the King

Whom shepherds guard and angels sing.

Haste, haste to bring Him laud,

The Babe, the Son of Mary.


Nails, spear, shall pierce Him through,

The Cross be borne, for me, for you:

Hail, hail, the Word made flesh,

The Babe, the Son of Mary!

This, this is Christ the King

Whom shepherds guard and angels sing.

Haste, haste to bring Him laud,

The Babe, the Son of Mary.


So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh;

Come peasant, king to own Him.

The King of Kings salvation brings;

Let loving hearts enthrone Him.

This, this is Christ the King

Whom shepherds guard and angels sing.

Haste, haste to bring Him laud,

The Babe, the Son of Mary.

Raise, raise, the song on high,

The Virgin sings her lullaby:

Joy joy for Christ is born,

The Babe, the Son of Mary!

This, this is Christ the King

Whom shepherds guard and angels sing.

Haste, haste to bring Him laud,

The Babe, the Son of Mary.

Maranatha!  We await your second advent, Jesus our Lord!

Day Four: “How can this be, since I am a virgin?”

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Day Three: “Fear Him”

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Day Two: “Joy to the World”

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Day One: “Incarnation – God sent His Son to save us”

Monday, December 8th, 2014