Friday, December 9, 2016

Sweet Baby Jesus~





One Christmas Eve in 1932, Robert McGimsey attended a midnight church service in New York City and then headed back to his one-room apartment. As he returned that night to his home, he passed the open doors of taverns where people were shouting, swearing and loudly singing. Many people were so drunk they had passed out on the sidewalk in the front of the lively establishments. 
"What a strange way to celebrate the birth of the most perfect Person who ever lived on this earth," McGimsey thought. "We seem to have missed the whole significance of His life."

That night McGimsey wrote his thoughts on the back of an envelope. History tells us his words were used to write the beginnings of the popular spirituals. These words should ring out in our hearts this very Christmas season. 
Sweet little Jesus Boy,
They made You be born in a manger.
Sweet little Holy Child, didn’t know who You was.
Didn’t know You’d come to save us, Lord,
To take our sins away.
Our eyes was blind, we couldn’t see,
We didn’t know who You was.-Robert McGimsey 

Wow~ what a great apology written to the Saviour of the world who came as sweet baby Jesus but left this world as the King of Kings. This Christmas season is upon us and it seems to have rolled around all too quickly. Once again we have the opportunity to look at the birth of the Saviour and stand in amazement of the great love and sacrifice of our Lord.  May we not get so caught up in the celebration that we forget the One we celebrate. 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

beautiful~

mountain mama

Tanya said...

Carrie,
All I can say is "Praise God for your answered prayers". I've been wondering and praying for your Mom and your family. I know your heart must feel so much better and so relieved that all went well.
What a wonderful post today!
Thinking of you....
Hugs,
Tanya

Deborah said...

Amen!

Camille said...

What a beautiful story....thank you for sharing and for pointing our hearts to those things that truly matter. I trust you had a lovely Christmas with your family my friend. I did just want to stop by one last time to let you know that I am not planning to blog any longer. My last post will go up later today...Lord-willing. Please feel free to keep in touch with me via email at flowersinhisgarden@gmail.com May the Lord bless you richly in the days ahead. With Love, Camille xo

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