Who is He in Yonder Stall?

Advent: Who is He in Yonder Stall?

We are here again, at the threshold of yet another season of Advent. And yet, this may be a season way different from earlier years. The year past has been one of many challenges for all of us, a time of great personal loss of loved ones for some, financial challenges for others while a time of emotional strain, fear, and uncertainty for all of us. And yet, through it all, we rest in Him our solid Rock and resonate with the words of the hymn-writer Edward Mote:

My Hope is built on nothing less

Than Jesus blood and righteousness

I dare not trust the sweetest frame

But wholly lean on Jesus’ name

On Christ the solid Rock I stand

All other ground is sinking sand

All other ground is sinking sand

When darkness veils His lovely face

I rest on his unchanging grace

In every high and stormy gale

My anchor holds within the veil

On Christ the solid Rock I stand

All other ground is sinking sand

All other ground is sinking sand

As we prepare our hearts for yet another season of Advent, and all the busyness it tends to entail, let’s take time to pause. Let us make time to meditate on this God who sent His only begotten Son into the world to redeem the world. Let us ask who is He, anyways? Is He all that people say He is? Is He truly the God of all the universe and the Redeemer of the human race? Who is He?

Who is He in yonder stall

At whose feet the shepherds fall

‘Tis the Lord, o wondrous story

‘Tis the Lord, the King of glory

At His feet, we humbly fall

Crown Him, crown Him, Lord of all

Over the coming weeks let’s take time to pause and ponder some of the attributes of this awesome God and renew our commitment to love and serve Him increasingly in the year ahead.

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