"The King Who is to come; O come let us adore Him."
25th Day: THE NATIVITY
Four thousand years had passed since God
promised to our first parents that a Redeemer
should come to free the world from the curse that
had fallen upon it when Adam was disobedient to
the Divine command. Prophets and kings had
desired to see the day when that promise should
be fulfilled, but had not seen it. The whole world
had long expected the day of Redemption. God
always is slow in His best gifts. Hence learn to
be patient. He will surely come and bless you
in His own good time.
All the world was at peace at the moment
when Christ was born. The angry passions of
men were hushed, as if in compliment to the
Prince of Peace. He never comes where strife and
confusion prevail. If I desire that He should come
into my heart today, I must resolve to subdue my
evil passions, and the self-will that dares to do
battle against the will of God.
But when the gift came at last, it was worthy
of the Divine generosity. It was a gift of infinite
value, given to all and each of the sons of men.
It was a gift in which God gave Himself to be
wholly ours. That little Infant in the cradle, before
whom I kneel today, is the Omnipotent God,
loving me with an immeasurable love, my King, my
Lord, my Redeemer, my best Friend, the Divine
lover of my soul. O, would that I loved Him more!