Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Gift of Gifts

~Blessings to you and yours from the Lee family~

 
O Source of all Good,

What shall I render to thee for the gift of gifts,
thine own dear Son, begotten, not created,
my Redeemer, proxy, surety, substitute,
his self-emptying incomprehensible,
his infinity of love beyond the heart's grasp.
Herein is wonder of wonders:
he came below to raise me above,
was born like me that I might become like him.
Herein is love;
when I cannot rise to him he draws near on
wings of grace,
to raise me to himself.
Herein is power;
when Deity and humanity were infinitely apart
he united them in indissoluble unity,
the uncreated and the created.
Herein is wisdom;
when I was undone, with no will to return to him,
and no intellect to devise recovery,
he came, God-incarnate, to save me
to the uttermost,
as man to die my death,
to shed satisfying blood on my behalf,
to work out a perfect righteousness for me.
O God, take me in spirit to the watchful shepherds,
and enlarge my mind;
let me hear good tidings of great joy,
and hearing, believe, rejoice, praise, adore,
my conscience bathed in an ocean of repose,
my eyes uplifted to a reconciled Father;
place me with ox, ass, camel, goat,
to look with them upon my Redeemer's face,
and in him account myself delivered from sin;
let me with Simeon clasp the new-born child to my heart,
embrace him with undying faith,
exulting that he is mine and I am his.
In him thou hast given me so much
that heaven can give no more.

--The Valley of Vision--

8 comments:

  1. Sherry ~

    May the Lord continue to bless you and keep you. May His face continue to shine upon you...each of you. Your family photo is a shining light of the One who we proclaim. You are a testimony and an encouragement. May 2013 be filled and overflowing in love, abundant blessings from the Father above and full of His grace.

    Merry Christmas and a Blessed 2013 ~

    Jarnette

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  2. Merry Christmas! May the upcoming year be filled with all of God's richest blessings!
    -Grace

    P.S. Mama says your shelves in the pantry are so pretty! She didn't know displaying canned goods could be so awesome!:)

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  3. Beautiful words and a beautiful picture! Blessings to you all!

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  4. Greetings dear Sherry..
    Such beautiful words..It was so nice to see you all looking so happy.. My you don't need even sweaters.. Much colder up north here..
    Loved your pantry shelves so full of hard work.. smile..
    Wish I could stop in for a visit..
    God Bless my friend..

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  5. Hello Lee Family!
    We all LOVE THIS PHOTO!
    What a blessing you all are to our family!
    Sincerely,
    Anna Kristine

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  6. Such a beautiful family picture!!
    God Bless you and your family always!

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  7. We loved y'alls Christmas picture you sent!! Thank you so much. I loved how y'all included pictures from the farm. So creative! The family picture is great. Y'all are such a beautiful family!! And such a witness for Christ.
    We really miss y'all. Been praying for y'all a lot and was especially over Christmas. I know that must've been hard for y'all.
    Y'all please come visit us sometime!! We love y'all.

    God bless,
    Laney

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  8. Wonderful family picture! We are so glad to have you close by.

    Warmly...Christa

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