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God as human

This morning I was listening to a post by Dutch Sheets. He asked some interesting questions to ask Jesus about his coming to earth to be human. What did it feel like to be hurt? What did it feel like to lose his father? What did it feel like to be rejected by his brothers and his people? I was reminded that Jesus went through all the things we go through. God came to earth and experienced all the hard things we do. Praise God, He loved us enough to come and show us the way to God–to be that way–bringing us peace and good will!

MESSIAH ACCROSTIC
Man and God
Eternal
Sent from God
Savior
Immanuel
Almighty
Holy
(2021)

May God bless you with His peace and joy this Christmas and New Year as He draws your heart to His.

BORN A BABY

What hope Christmas brings. Life is scary and bad things are happening. But this is not all there is. God, in His love, sent His Son as a human being to give us hope.  
BORN A BABY

Born a baby
Born a king
Through the skies
Glories ring.

Peace with God
the angels say
He is bringing
Freedom's day

Worship Him
the worthy one
for the baby
is God's Son
  Darlene Estlow 2021












CHRISTMAS IS COMING!

MESSIAH HAS COME! LIFT UP YOUR HEADS!

Messiah has come! Lift up your heads!
The fullness of time has arrived and the grace
of God is revealed for all of mankind.
His arms are wide open to give His embrace.

Messiah has come! Lift up your heads!
The angels deliver the message of peace
for God has sent Jesus from heaven to earth
to deliver from death--its power will cease.

Messiah has come! Lift up your heads!
True life has come for people on earth
The promise is given for those who will seek.
Messiah has promised for each a new birth.

Messiah has come! Lift up your heads!
One day we will stand in his presence in heaven,
free from life's sorrows and sickness and pain,
free from the hold of sin's old nature's leaven.

Messiah has come! Lift up your heads!
Let rejoicing begin and our praises ring out, 
for Jesus has come to show us God's love.
Messiah has come! Of this we will shout.
(2021)

THE LIGHT HAS COME

Christmas has passed but the Light does not. May it never go out in my life. May it never go out in yours.

THE LIGHT HAS COME

The Light has come
for Christ was born.
He came to earth
to face men’s scorn.

The Light has come,
in manger laid.
His life poured out–
the price is paid.

The Light has come
to lift our souls
from darkness’ hold
to make us whole.

The Light has come.
He died, now lives.
He’s ransomed me.
True life He gives.
2019

This Child of Grace

THIS CHILD OF GRACE

This Child of Grace of Christmas fame

was sent to us who fail at life,

who struggle to find peace and hope,

but spend our lives in sin and strife.

This Child of Grace, one sent from God

for love of men who do not know

that through His grace this Child gives hope,

that life with peace from Him could grow.

This Child of Grace, the perfect One,

this Child of Grace, the worthy One,

who left His throne in heaven above—

this Child of Grace, God’s only Son.

(2018)

Who Is This Jesus?

WHO IS THIS JESUS?

Who is this Jesus, He who came

to earth from heav’n in human garb,

proclaimed Himself as one with God,

and died for men. Against men’s barbs

of unbelief, He called himself,

“I am”—the name of God, the One

Creator God who made all things

that now exist. He is the Son,

and He is God who rules all things.

When time is done, His righteousness

will rule and all will bend the knee

for He will end all wickedness.

Who is this Jesus, He who came

to earth from heav’n in human form

to bring true life to men on earth,

to give to all a bright new morn.

(2017)

Merry Christmas greeting

Give thanks always

Thanksgiving Day is over, but thanksgiving never should be.  I posted this picture of Christmas in lights to remind us:  the most wonderful reason to be thankful is that God Himself came down to earth and took on human form. Because of Jesus coming to earth, suffering, and dying, we have access to God through Him. That is the greatest reason to give thanks that I can ever think of!

CHRISTMAS IS
A story of life
A story of death
A story of earth
A story of heaven
A story of hope
A story of life
God’s story to us
The story of Jesus
Christmas is
(2018)

Hello again!

The year marches on and we find life takes detours we would rather not take. But God is good and gives peace in the midst of those detours! I am hoping to become a regular on WordPress again as my life takes on more normalcy. Now as I approach Christmas and a New Year, I am grateful that God became a man to bring life and peace to men. May He bring life and peace to you this season.

WHO IS THIS JESUS?

Who is this Jesus, He who came
to earth from heav’n in human garb,
proclaimed Himself as one with God,
and died for men. Against men’s barbs

of unbelief, He called himself,
“I am”—the name of God, the One
Creator God who made all things
that now exist. He is the Son,

and He is God who rules all things.
When time is done, His righteousness
will rule and all will bend the knee
for He will end all wickedness.

Who is this Jesus, He who came
to earth from heav’n in human form
to bring true life to men on earth,
to give to all a bright new morn.

Darlene Estlow©2017

 

CELEBRATE!

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Christmas is almost upon us! I love all the decorations, music, and joyful celebrations! But I don’t want to forget the true reason for celebration–the birth of the King!

CELEBRATE!

The angels’ song is filling
the air with hope and joy.
But no one stops to listen.

A star beams out the message
that life is offered to men.
But no one stops to see

Shepherds tell their story—
a king lies in a manger.
But no one comes to worship.

Too many tasks to do.
Too many gifts to buy.
Too many wishes to make.
Too much to celebrate.

No time for the gift of life.

Darlene Estlow©2016

May you have a blessed Christmas!

COME

 

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May your Christmas be blessed!

COME

Come into the night
where shadows cover all.
Hear the angels’ song:
“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men
on whom his favor rests.”

Come look to the sky
where darkness hides the day.
See the star’s light
that leads to the promise
of peace on earth to men
on whom his favor rests.

Come see the baby
lying in the manger,
fulfillment of the angels’ song,
fulfillment of the star’s promise
of peace on earth to men
on whom his favor rests.
©2010