O Little Town of Bethlehem
One of my favorite carols is O Little Town of Bethlehem. In a time when we focus on gifts, we read about a gift in the third stanza of the carol: “How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given! So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of His heaven. No ear may hear His coming, but in this world of sin, Where meek souls will receive him still, the dear Christ enters in.” Jesus is a gift, offered to us for forgiveness of sin and eternal life. The last line of this stanza speaks to the fact that “meek souls will receive Him still”. Over the years I have come to appreciate the word “meek”. In my experience many people who are familiar with God and with Jesus will still not receive Jesus as Savior. Why? In most cases it is because they don’t really think they need to receive Jesus. Why? I don’t think it is lack of information. I think it’s a lack of meekness. People refuse to receive Jesus because they are not meek. They think they can somehow please God on their own. They think they have what it takes. I beg you to heed the words of this little song and receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. And if you already belong to Him, please approach Him each day with an attitude of meekness, waiting to hear what He has for you and then willing to do it.