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11th December 2023

Winter Snow

He will not cry out, nor raise His voice.

Isaiah 42:2

In the song “Winter Snow,” Audrey Assad sings that Jesus could have come to earth in power like a hurricane, but instead He came quietly and slowly like the winter snow falling softly in the night outside my window.

The arrival of the Christ Child, took many by surprise. Instead of being born in a palace, He was born in an unlikely place, a humble dwelling outside Bethlehem. And He slept in the only bed available, a manger (Luke 2:7). Instead of being attended by royalty and government officials, He was welcomed by lowly shepherds. Instead of having wealth, the parents of the Lord Jesus could only afford the inexpensive sacrifice of two birds when they presented Him at the temple.

The unassuming way the Lord entered the world was foreshadowed by the prophet Isaiah, who prophesied the coming Saviour would “not shout or cry out” (Isaiah 42:2) nor would He come in power that might break a damaged reed or extinguish a struggling flame (v 3). Instead, He came gently in order to draw us to Himself with His offer of peace with God, a peace still available to anyone who believes the unexpected story of a Saviour born in a manger.

Bible Reading

Isaiah 42:1-4.


Lord Jesus, thank You for willingly giving up Your majesty and coming to earth in order for us to be saved and to offer peace. Amen.

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