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The complete story

Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. – Revelation 1:7

At this time of year we think about the birth of the Savior. The events of His birth are of vital importance, yet we would do well to reflect also on His earthly ministry, sacrificial death, resurrection, ascension, and promised return. Our redemption would be incomplete if any element were missing. It is fitting, therefore, to share with you a poem by L. W. Beckley titled, The Rest of the Story.

We are about to sing of shepherds

And the heavenly glory bright,

Of angels and their message

On that peaceful, holy night.

But so oft we end the story

When ’tis only just begun,

For we fail to give the message

That this Child is God the Son.

Here to give Himself a ransom,

Crucified on Calvary’s tree,

Through His blood providing pardon,

Perfect cleansing, full and free.

And the tomb, thank God, is empty;

Jesus sits at God’s right hand

Now a loving, mighty Savior;

Spread the news to every land!

The One born in Bethlehem was none other than God in human flesh. Having lived a perfect life, He died an awful death to pay the price for the sins of mankind. Now He’s in heaven, and any day He could return. How wonderful to know the complete story! – Richard W. De Haan


The birth of Christ brought God to man; the cross of Christ brings man to God.

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