Month: December 2018

Examine Your Hope?

My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word.  Psalm 119:81 The hope of a new year lies in expanse.  Something not yet resolved may be resolved within the confines of this next calendar year. Right now, someone is waiting to get well.  … Continue reading Examine Your Hope?

Infant Martyrs

When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem.  Matthew 2:16 Mothers wept over their slain children.  Wailing was heard beyond the boundaries of Bethlehem.  Herod’s rage had caused … Continue reading Infant Martyrs

The Days After

THE DAYS AFTER She gave birth to her first-born son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.  Luke 2:7     The physical and emotional crash one experiences the days after … Continue reading The Days After

Outside Bethlehem

Mary stirred.  She had slept quite fitfully during the night.  She thought of her home, her comfortable bed.  The ground hadn't been very forgiving to her aching body.  She just couldn't get comfortable.  Joseph hadn't slept much either, trying to do what he could to soften the place where she … Continue reading Outside Bethlehem

We Each Carry Divinity

WE EACH HOUSE DIVINITY She was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.  Matthew 1:18 I wish I could go back about two thousand years and be Mary’s friend.  For now I can only guess what she might have spoken to her unborn … Continue reading We Each Carry Divinity

What Age Is The Jesus You Worship?

And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.  Luke 2:40 Few people are offended by Baby Jesus unless you’re Herod and feel the need to defend your crown at all costs.  Overall, it's non-threatening to … Continue reading What Age Is The Jesus You Worship?

Who Was Missing In Bethlehem?

When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so … Continue reading Who Was Missing In Bethlehem?

How Zeal Can Repel

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His glory.  John 1:14 We know that passion can fuel dangerous causes but it can also advance the kingdom of God. Take a look at this recent video in which a group of Christians in … Continue reading How Zeal Can Repel

How Young Did He Know?

And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.  Luke 2:52 What did Jesus know as a young child? As He matured and as He taught, did He consider the many cultures in the future when choosing illustrations? Did … Continue reading How Young Did He Know?