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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 22: The New Is Here


You hear the word

BEHOLD

and all your senses are caught at alert.

BEHOLD~

Feast one's eyes.

Comprehend.

Experience.

Participate.

Sense.

BEHOLD~

Great Anticipation.

Great Expectation.

BEHOLD gets your attention

as your SENSES are peeked,

so you STOP.

"BEHOLD, I am doing a NEW thing..." (Isaiah 43:19).

And then the word NEW stops you.

The word that changes everything

because

NEW is not old.

"BEHOLD, I make all things new" (Revelation 21:5).

NEW is not what was, but will be.

But how can "what was" be no longer?

Because

NEW demands a change,

that is happening to you.

"Therefore, if anyone is in CHRIST, he is a new creation.

The old has passed away; BEHOLD, the new has come" (2 Corinthians 5:17).

BEHOLD! NEW! IN CHRIST!

“BEHOLD, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a SON, and they shall call HIS name Immanuel, which is translated, 'GOD with us'."(Matthew 1:23)

So is this what CHRISTMAS is really about,

to BEHOLD the great NEW~

"And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, BEHOLD,

I bring you good tidings of GREAT JOY, which shall be to ALL PEOPLE.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a SAVIOR, which is CHRIST the LORD"

(Luke 2:10-11)

Don't ever let these WORDS just become WORDS,

just because they are repeated every year at

CHRISTMAS.

Read them with all your senses,

as if your life depended on them,

because when you do

then the WORDS

GREAT JOY

ALL PEOPLE

SAVIOR

CHRIST THE LORD

would be worth BEHOLDING.

GREAT JOY is not a feeling.

ALL PEOPLE does not discriminate.

SAVIOR~

"Someone who rescues something from danger or violence; especially used of CHRIST as the one who rescued HIS people from their sins and the resulting danger of judgment" (logos)

SAVIOR is THE NEW that changes you,

because that is who a RESCUER is.

BEHOLD! NEW! IN CHRIST!

Ransomed.

Rescued.

Redeemed.

Did I just make the CHRISTMAS story complicated

or does BEHOLDING make you STOP~

to not just pause or to listen quickly.

Oh BEHOLD. Oh STOP.

For HE is the NEW that ALL people have been seeking,

yet can not imagine that this NEW is for them

or maybe for you.

Oh STOP as you simply

desire to keep CHRIST in CHRISTMAS.

But what if it is about keeping

CHRIST

NEW in your heart & in your mind

every day,

because don't we ALL

take a moment to

STOP to BEHOLD

the miracle of BIRTH

of a BABY

who STOPPED the world for a second

on that night

when the star shouted

"BEHOLD, I make all things NEW".

Oh BEHOLD

for one and for all as

"ALL THE WORLD AWAITS"

(listen to the song below)


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