A New Vision of the Nativity
And the hour approaches…and His Star…appeared—and the angels' choir, and the voices of those that give the Great Message!
Who heard these? Those that were seeking for the satisfying of their own desires or for the laudation of their own personality? No! Rather, it is those close to nature, to the hours of meditation and prayer, and those that had given expression, "No room in the Inn!" For no inn, no room, could contain that as was being given to the world that night.
Only to those that sought, could such a message come, or could there be heard the songs of the angels, or that music of the spheres that sang, "Peace on Earth—goodwill to men!"
For this, then, is in every birth—the possibilities, the glories, the influence of that entrance of god-man into the earth that man might know the way.
This comes to bring to the hearts and minds of those of that Glad period the fact that not only 2022 years ago but today, He may be born into thine own consciousness, thine own understanding; He comes unto His own!
Art thou His? Have ye claimed Him? Have ye put on the Christ, even as was and is exemplified in that life, that birth, that death of Jesus, the Christ?
For He is thy Elder Brother, He is the babe in thy heart, in thy life; to be…nourished in the heart, in body, in mind. And indeed do His words become more and more then of meaning, "As ye do it unto the least of these, thy brethren, ye do it unto me!"
For as ye behold the face of thy friend, of thy neighbor, of thy foe, yea thine enemy, ye behold the image of thy Savior.
For ye are all His, bought not only with the birth of the God-Child into flesh, but with the death —that ye might know that He…is the Way to the Father in this material plane.
For as He chose to enter, so ye have entered. As He chose to live, so may ye live. As He chose to give of Himself that there might be a greater understanding, a greater knowledge; yea, the showing forth of the wisdom of God that God is love, poured forth upon the children of men in this experience.
And as these changes come and as ye make known that as has been the raising of that consciousness of His Presence in thine experience, by thy dealings with, by thy conversation with, by thy life with thy fellow man, so may ye hasten the day when He, Christ, may come into thine own heart, unto His own peoples, to reign; yes, in the hearts and lives!
Then indeed should each of you at this Glad Season make the hearts of others Merry by thine own happiness in the birth, the life, the death of thy Jesus, thy Christ!
He may be born into thy consciousness; not as a physical birth—but each moment that a physical birth is experienced in the earth is an opportunity for the Christ-entrance again!
Then what are ye doing about it in thy daily life, thy daily conversation? For not by might nor in power, but in the still small voice that speaks within, ye may know as He hath given so oft —"Peace—it is I! Be not afraid, it is I," thy Savior, thy Christ; yea, thyself meeting that babe in thine own inner self that may grow even as He to be a channel of blessings to others! For as ye do it unto others ye do it unto Him.
May the Peace, the Joy of His Consciousness, His Presence, His Joy be thine this day; yea, all thy days in the earth! For He is nigh unto thee, He is in thy midst!
Praise ye the Lord that gave, then, His Son; that ye might know Him! 262-103