Do You Hear What I Hear?

Unto us a child is born…

A baby’s soft cry lingers in the distance—a whimper…the coo…a quiet, soothing sound above all the worldly clamor… a cry of innocence and complete dependence…a cry of hunger but intense strength…a cry of neediness yet a lineage of royalty.

A baby was born…a Savior who is Christ the Lord…a baby that changes the world…not only on December 25 as we celebrated His birth with family and friends, but He is alive today and will be tomorrow and the next day and the next.   His cry, heard around the world, brings hope to this broken world.  Did you hear his plea, his call, his tug on your heart?  Did you hear His words of redemption?  A baby’s soft cry becomes the answer—the Messiah we have been waiting for.  Did you hear His cry?  Come closer; His name is Immanuel, God with us.

His cry is a psalm…a song of praise.  Christmas carols, filled with good tidings of the God of the universe who sent His Son as a baby, touch the world on our level.  The One and Only God is worthy to be praised.  He is the Sovereign Creator, the One the baby wants to share as He invites us to join the angel chorus:

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, and good will toward men.”  Luke 2:  14 MEV

May we be so bold to share the wonders of our Great God and Immanuel to those around us who need to experience GRACE and unfailing love.  There are good tidings of great joy to share when we open our hearts without abandon to hear the baby’s cry.

His cry is a prayer…a desire for peace.  In our broken world, peace is so elusive—how can it ever be?  This baby’s prayer is not to bring solutions to all the world’s problems but to provide peace and healing to broken hearts.  True peace begins within the realm of each one of our hearts as we respond to His cry and allow His peace to internalize, renewing our souls one day at a time.  His prayer is powerful, and peace seeps into our internal beings as we join in:

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, and good will toward men.”  Luke 2:  14 MEV

May we be so bold to pray that peace be restored in our hearts so that we are able to encourage others in our corner of the world.   We each possess cherished prayers that need to be heard when we open our hearts with grateful mindsets to hear the baby’s cry.

His cry is a promise…a gift of possibilities.  God’s greatest gift to the world cries out with a promise of salvation and hope for the future.   Great is His faithfulness.   The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob…My God, your God reigns with truth and GRACE.  Because of His promise, each of us possess gifts that are ours to claim and share.  Each one of us is unique, a masterpiece filled with possibilities.    What a wonder, what a promise that the baby’s cry is for EVERYONE.

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, and good will toward men.”  Luke 2:  14 MEV

May we be so bold to claim the promise, the gifts within that are to be used.  With renewed purpose, may we do good will toward men.  Embracing that baby’s cry, may we share the Good News in a voice that can be heard above the clamor in this world.

Do you hear what I hear?  Let the cry of the baby Jesus be heard not just in your heart but share His cry with those you love, those you work with, those who need to hear a cry that can change the world.  Everyone needs a psalm of praise, a prayer for peace, and the promise that God is always doing more than we can ever imagine.  Look what He did with a tiny baby over 2000 years ago.

My wish is that you and yours may sing with fresh resolve, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, and good will toward men.”  

May the GRACE found in Christmas reign in your hearts each and every day…not just on December 25.

Blessings, Kathy

One thought on “Do You Hear What I Hear?

  1. Yes! The Good News is a message of hope I want to share more and more in word and deed where I am. How amazing that Jesus, our Immanuel came to show everyone in the world that God is lovingly with us always as we receive His Spirit to counsel, comfort and empower us in grace. Thanks for your encouragement, Kathy.

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