Bible Verse of the Day
18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.19 Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit
Matthew 1 18-20
As I read this I think about how Joseph must have initially felt when Mary told him about being pregnant with a child from the Holy Spirit… He must have thought “there is no way in this world this could have happened” as his mind reeled with all the possibilities. And you know what He was right…
There was no way in this world that this was possible…. It was only possible through power and love of God, who is in this world but not of it.
Joseph had to eventually step out in faith moving away from the conventional wisdom of Earth and believe in a much deeper truth that God had said.
As I think about this I hear something inside me saying what is it that you face right now that seems so unlikely by the standards of this world and yet in through God it is possible?
Maybe it is thoughts that you (I) will never change…
Maybe it is thoughts that ___ (fill in the name or situation) will never change…
Maybe it is even the question of God’s existence and sovereignty…
Maybe it is in His deep pure love He has for you….
Maybe it is in the incredible joy He feels when He thinks of you…
What comes to mind for you?
In this week of Christmas take some time to allow God to give you the gifts of hope and faith.
Hope that things will not always remain as they are and faith that God is and has been working in them (things above) even though we cannot see it.
In the Father’s love,
Become one of the 300!