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"He is the God Most High and God Most Nigh"

Many years ago, at Central Bible College there was an outstanding student by the name

of Mark Batterson. His name may be recognized as author of many Christian

bestsellers or Pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC., wonderful

speaker and one of my favorite wordsmiths. The thoughts that follow are credited

Pastor Batterson.


“God is the Almighty One. But he is also Immanuel. If you want a balanced picture

of God, you’ve got to compare and contrast those two names. He is God Most

High and God Most Nigh. He exists outside time and space. He is also Immanuel—God

with us.” What an amazing truth!


“God entered space-time 2,000 years ago in a tiny village outside Jerusalem called

Bethlehem. Galatians 4:4 says, “When the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born

of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive

the full rights as sons.”


Think about this, this sweet baby Jesus tenderly placed in a wooden manager, would

grow up and die on a cruel wooden cross. In other words, “He (Jesus) became nothing

so that we could become something.” Jesus gave his life so that we might have

everlasting life. Talk about the ultimate gift exchange, this tops them all. So, this

Christmas as you pass out presents, please reflect on the one Christ gave you.


Pastor Ruth Kaunley

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