"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." ~ Deuteronomy14:2

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation: December 23

“For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily” ~ Colossians 2:9

In the Child which Mary conceived by the Holy Ghost, was “all the fullness of the Godhead bodily”!

In the helpless Baby lying in the straw of a Bethlehem stable was “all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” How can we take this in? We can’t explain it. Most of the world still does not believe it. And yet it is true.

This “pleasant stone” verse is as true as God is true. We either believe it or we disbelieve it. We accept it as coming from the mind of God and let it be unto us according to His word, as Mary did, or we reject it. Mary showed us the greatest wisdom when she did not try to understand God’s message to her. “The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.” Mary simply obeyed.

That “all the fullness of the Godhead” could be in that Baby is utterly inconceivable to us. But it is still true. And when we are wise enough not to try to understand, we find out that it is true. As long as the fight is on against accepting anything we cannot explain, we will remain in darkness.

Recently I [Eugenia Price, the author] have watched an old friend, one of the most brilliant and gifted men I have ever known, come to the end of himself and turn, as a child turns, to follow Christ. If any human mind could understand, his could. But his personal life crumbled and he reached to the glorious place of desperate need! There was no other turn left to make. He had no choice but to turn to Christ. His insights and understanding now that he has received Christ by faith, are breathtaking. He still doesn’t understand, but he knows. He has taken this life-giving fact as his own. He belongs to the One in whom dwells “all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” The son of God has been born in him. There is no other way to grasp the miracle in the manger except to let it happen to you.

“… Ye are complete in him …”

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