Monday, December 24, 2012

The Desire of Every Nation

The Desire of Every Nation is mentioned in at least two Christmas carols that I know of. Maybe that is because he is associated with the peace we all want. Here is one instance:

"O come Desire of nations
bind in one the hearts of all mankind
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease
And be Thyself our King of peace." (O Come O Come Emmanuel)

John wrote
"In the beginning was the Word: the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
Through Him all things came to be, not one thing had its being but through Him.
All that came to be had life in Him and that life was the light of men, a light that shines in the dark, a light that darkness could not overpower.
"...the Word was the true light that enlightens all men; and He was coming into the world.
He was in the world that had its being though Him, and the world did not know Him.
He came to His own domain and His own people did not accept Him. But to all who did accept Him He gave power to become children of God, to all who believe in the name of Him who was born not out of human stock or urge of the flesh or will of man, but of God Himself.
The Word was made flesh, He lived among us, and we saw His  glory, the glory that is His as the only son of the Father, full of grace and truth."

"Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly crown when Thou camest to earth for me. But in Bethlehem's home there was found no room, for Thy holy nativity; O come to my heart Lord Jesus: There is room in my heart for Thee.
When the heavens shall ring and the angels sing at Thy coming to victory, let Thy voice call me home saying, 'Yet there is room. There is room at my side for thee.' And my heart shall rejoice Lord Jesus, when Thou comest and callest me." (Thou  Didst Leave Thy Throne)

May you have peace this Christmas - peace with God and peace with man.
Insightfully yours,

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