There is Room in the Manger

There is Room in the Manger

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Ephesians 3:1-12 in Part:  All this is exactly why I, Paul, am a prisoner of Jesus the Anointed, His representative to the outsider nations. You have heard, haven’t you, how God appointed me to bring you His message of grace? And how the mystery was made known to me in a revelation? I briefly wrote about it earlier. When you read what I have written, you will be better able to understand the depth of my insight into the mystery of the Anointed One, a mystery that has never before been shown to past generations. Only now are these secrets being revealed to God’s chosen emissaries[a]and prophets through the Holy Spirit. Specifically, the mystery is this: by trusting in the good news, the Gentile outsiders are becoming fully enfranchised members of the same body, heirs alongside Israel, and beneficiaries of the promise that has been fulfilled through Jesus the Anointed.

I became a servant and preacher of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace as He exercised His amazing power over me. I cannot think of anyone more unworthy to this cause than I, the least of the least of the saints. But here I am, a grace-made man, privileged to be an echo of His voice and a preacher to all the nations of the riches of the Anointed One, riches that no one ever imagined. I am privileged to enlighten all of Adam’s descendants to the mystery concealed from previous ages by God, the Creator of all, through Jesus the Anointed.

Poem used to close as prayer was written by Roy Whitlock of Charlottesville, Virginia

The inn is full and the roads crowded, your feet are tired and the burden heavy.

There is room in the manger for your love for your life, there is room in the manger for your heart.

There is comfort to be found in wood shavings and lowing, there is room in the manger.

A single star points the way; Jesus came for me. There is room in the manger.

 

The world’s pace seems ever quicker, more to do more to carry.

There is room in the manger for your hope for your peace, there is room in the manger for you heart.

There is comfort to be found in wood shavings and lowing, there is room in the manger.

A single star points the way; Love came for me; love came for you. There is room in the manger….for us all.

 

 

 

 

 

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