Christmas Reflection

Written by author and former missionary Elisabeth Elliot, this reflection was originally published in the Nov/Dec 1991 Elisabeth Elliot Newsletter. 

I have been thinking about the ways in which God has revealed Himself to man. Here are a few:
There was a walk in a garden.
A place of safety in a flood. 
A smoking firepot and a flaming torch. 
A ram in a thicket.
A ladder crowded with angels.
A fire in a bush. 
The death angel.
Smoke on a mountain, thunder, lightning, earthquakes. 
Stone tables of His law. 
Pillars of cloud and fire. 
Blood sacrifices.
Miracles of deliverance. 
His Word spoken through His prophets. 
The still, small voice.
And the little baby born in the barn. 

The Word was God. And the Word became a human being and lived among us. We saw His splendor, the splendor as of a father's only son. Radiance of the glory of God, flawless expression of the nature of God, Himself the upholding principle of all that is. (John 1:1,14; Hebrews 1:3).


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