The Worship Quote of the Week for (12/15/1998):

"The Coming Child"
For today's WORSHIP QUOTE, we have six short lines by a 17th century British
poet. The subject is the incarnation.


Welcome! all Wonders in one sight!
Eternity shut in a span.
Summer in winter, day in night,
Heaven in earth, and God in man.
Great little one! whose all-embracing birth
Lifts earth to heaven, stoops heav'n to earth!

- Richard Crashaw (1613?-1649)

[This reminds me of John 1 and Philippians 2 - the God of the universe
"stoops," humbles himself, and dwells among us. In response to that great
heavenly love, may the songs on our lips be the prayers of hearts.

"Let every heart prepare him room."
"O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel."]

Have a great week,

Chip Stam
Pastor of Worship and Music
Chapel Hill Bible Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina