A Christmas Greeting and New Year’s Wish

A Christmas Greeting and New Year's Wish

A Baby down from heaven came,
Hiding rebels to reclaim.
Took our flesh,
Took our sin.
Jesus was his name.

From virgin mother, humble birth
Frightening all the kings of earth;
Shepherds quaked,
Magi bowed,
Angels sang with mirth.

Untouched by sin, he lived his life
Tested sore, and pressed by strife.
Wrath he bore,
Ours the blame;
Grace through him is rife.

So now he intercedes above
Lion of strength, yet mercy’s dove.
“Come to me.”
“Trust my blood.”
And know redemptive love.

May Christmas truth protect your year,
Quiet your soul, and dry your tear.
Guilt be Gone!
Death be still!
Life can have no fear.

Tom has most recently served as the Professor of Historical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he was Professor of Church History and Chair of the Department of Church History. Prior to that, he taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Along with numerous journal articles and scholarly papers, Dr. Nettles is the author and editor of fifteen books. Among his books are By His Grace and For His Glory; Baptists and the Bible, James Petigru Boyce: A Southern Baptist Statesman, and Living by Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles H. Spurgeon.
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