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Archive for December 13th, 2008

The Christ of prophecy

      became the Jesus of history and

            will become the Lord of glory.   – eab, 9/88  

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Star, Scepter, Potentate, Jesus Christ,

Truth, True Vine, Wonderful, Governor,

Author and Finisher, First and Last,

Root ‘ Offspring, Prince of Peace, Counselor,

 

Lamb of God, Good Shepherd of the sheep,

Author of eternal salvation,

Morning Star, Light of world, God’s Image,

Bread of life, Beginning ‘ Creation,

 

Blessed Branch, Great High Priest, Lord of lords,

Redeemer, Preserver, Omega,

Advocate, Law Giver, King of kings,

Nazarene, Son of man, Messiah,

 

Corner-stone, Beloved, Might One,

Holy Child, Begotten, David’s Son.       – eab, 12/72

Bryan’s Card written at Nevada, Ohio

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“The Sky Can Still Remember”  (stanza 3)

O angels sweet and splendid, throng in our hearts and sing
The wonders which attended the coming of the King;
Till we too, boldly pressing where once the shepherds trod,
Climb Bethlehem’s Hill of Blessing, and find the Son of God.

Phillips Brooks born 12/13/1835 in Boston, Massachusetts.  He was a minister whose people sent him abroad for a year.  His schedule brought him to the Holy Land and on Christmas Eve, brought him to Bethlehem.  The little town (seen in 19th century “lighting”) helped him produced his simple but so loved Carol “O Little Town of Bethlehem.”   Brooks, who never married, loved children and they him.  After his death a story was told of a litttle girl’s reponce to her pastor being in heaven.  She is said to have said to her mother, “Oh mama, how happy the angels will be.”

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