Unto Us a Child Is Born

The other part of the Messiah, my favorite, is ‘For unto us a Child is born.’  Little to be said about this.  The music itself is inspiring, thrilling, uplifting.  And the words…

Here’s the thing about the Hallelujah chorus.  It’s for another time, a time in the future when all things have been put under His feet, when the ultimate triumph has been accomplished.

But today?  Today I need to know the Wonderful.  I need His council.  I need to know that the mighty God is on my side.  The everlasting Father is with me.  And more than anything else I need to know that the Prince of Peace is right here at my side.

And that’s what the babe in the manger means to me.  That is what Christmas is all about.




About Angus Lewis

My wife and I lived our whole lives in Arkansas until ten years ago. We moved to the Kansas City area in 2011 (a job change). That was the reason for the 'From a Far Country' title. Our children and grandchildren were in Arkansas. Six months ago we sold our house and bought one in Sherwood, Arkansas and my wife moved back down here. Two weeks ago I retired and moved back too. (I'm probably going to try to find something part time to keep me out of trouble.) So maybe the 'From a Far Country' title is not so much of a fit anymore. But I think I'll stick with it. I'm still not home. Not yet. The Bible says we are all strangers and pilgrims here. Our real home is with God and some day we'll be there. We'll be home.
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One Response to Unto Us a Child Is Born

  1. Nothing like a little joyful noise to soothe. Thanks for that!
    Hope your new year is full of wonder

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