July 25, 2024     12:50 pm
29. Week of Sunday after Christmas - Sunday
Circumcision of Christ
          And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the Child, His name was called JESUS, who was so named by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.   Luke 2:21
          Circumcision in the Old Testament signified that all mankind is conceived and born in sin, and consequently under the wrath of God and lost forever, unless saved and cleansed by the blood of Christ. And through this same circumcision God imparted the saving and cleansing power of the blood of Christ which was to be shed in the fullness of time. With this the believers in the Old Covenant were to comfort themselves always, and thus to become and remain partaker of such grace. Thus circumcision in the Old Testament was what Holy Baptism is to-day.- When the Christ-child was eight days old, He was circumcised, although He was without sin. But upon Him lay the sin of the whole world, and He was made to be under the Law for us. Circumcision for the Christ-child was a pledge that He would surely save the whole world from all its sins through His blood. For that reason He received the name JESUS when He was circumcised in accordance with the instruction given by the angel; for Jesus means Redeemer, Saviour. To this name, to this Child, to this Redeemer and Saviour, we must look in life and death. Then we shall be His own and partakers of His salvation.
          PRAYER: - Lord Jesus, You have borne the sins of the whole world, and mine also; with Your blood You have blotted out the sins of the whole world, and mine too. You are my Redeemer, my Saviour, my Jesus. Write, I beseech You, this name Jesus upon my heart, that it may forever glow and glisten there, in life and in death Amen.

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July 25, 2024     12:50 pm