Christmas Meditations - A Quiet Coming

This December 2019 series combines a study of God’s Word with a Christmas carol or song each week. This week’s song is Audrey Assad’s “Winter Snow.”

You came like a winter snow
Quiet and soft and slow
Falling from the sky in the night
To the earth below *

And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. —1 Kings 19:11-12 KJV

If you were a great King with a plan to save a world, would you enter as a tiny baby totally dependent on a poor and obscure couple? Would you start out so small you could not even speak? So helpless you could neither eat nor move from one place to another without help? Wouldn’t you bring an army with you? Or at least arrive at a secure location? I think I would.

How incredibly unpretentious was God’s entry into our world as a human being! Granted, He put on quite a display in the heavens the night He arrived, and a few wise men knew something grand and awesome had occurred. But most people had no clue that the One who made them had arrived—distilled deity in the body of a helpless little baby boy. People everywhere went on with their daily lives unaware that the very key to their eternal future had quietly entered the scene.

How confident God was that this baby would thrive and grow and become a man like no other. No props were needed. No army was necessary. He was enough. From this small beginning came our rescue. We remember this and are filled, once more, with awe.

Thank You, Father, that You are enough. I can bring my own smallness to You, and You can make it more than enough for Your purposes. You hear my tiny, hesitant prayers, and You rescue. You hear my cries for the salvation of those I love, and You move. Your “still small voice” still moves mountains. Thank You for entering our world and rescuing us! In the Name of Jesus, the King who came as a baby, Amen.

* If you are not familiar with this modern Christmas carol, you can enjoy listening to it here: “Winter Snow,” performed by Audrey Assad on the Chris Tomlin album, Glory in the Highest: Christmas Songs of Worship. Words and music by Audrey Assad.

You are loved,



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2 Responses to “Christmas Meditations - A Quiet Coming”

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  1. Margaret Fowler says:

    Beautiful message, love the way you described His quiet coming.

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