Highly Regarded by God

That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. (Luke 2:8-9 NLT) They were poor and not highly esteemed by society. Yet one night, God chose to announce the glorious newsContinue reading “Highly Regarded by God”

Have You Unwrapped His Gift Yet?

“You love those who hate you and hate those who love you. You have made it clear today that the commanders and their men mean nothing to you. I see that you would be pleased if Absalom were alive today and all of us were dead.” (2 Samuel 19:6 NIV) When King David was toldContinue reading “Have You Unwrapped His Gift Yet?”

Don’t Keep Him There

And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. (Luke 2:52 NIV) Nativity scenes are great visual reminders of the Christmas story. But as beautiful as the nativity story is I’m thankful that Jesus didn’t remain a baby in a manger. Sadly, there are people who like to keep HimContinue reading “Don’t Keep Him There”

Don’t Forget the Birthday Boy

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. (Luke 2:11 NIV) I was really looking forward to my birthday a few years ago. I was turning 30, a huge milestone, especially for a Christian girl like me who had read about the amazing storiesContinue reading “Don’t Forget the Birthday Boy”

God Knew You Could Handle It

For those of you who ever wondered what the boy Jesus was like, the movie, The Young Messiah, will give you a glimpse of His childhood and the joys and struggles that Mary and Joseph faced of raising an exceptional child. As Jesus grows and His power becomes known to others, Mary asks Joseph, “WhyContinue reading “God Knew You Could Handle It”