A George Whitefield Christmas

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“When we consider the condescension and love of the Lord Jesus Christ, in submitting to be born of a virgin, a poor sinful creature; and especially as He knew how He was to be treated in this world; that He was to be despised, scoffed at, and at last to die a painful, shameful, and ignominious death; that He should be treated as though He was the off-scouring of all mankind; used, not like the son of man, and, therefore, not at all like the Son of God; the consideration of these things should make us to admire the love of the Lord Jesus Christ, who was so willing to offer Himself as a ransom for the sins of the people, that when the fullness of time was come, Christ came, made of a woman, made under the law: He came according to the eternal counsel of the Father; He came, not in glory or in splendor, not like Him who brought all salvation with Him: no, He was born in a stable, and laid in a manger; oxen were His companions.

O amazing condescension of the Lord Jesus Christ, to stoop to such low and poor things for our sake.”

~George Whitefield, 1714-1770