On Shavuot (Pentecost), the first Believers, who were nearly all Jewish, recognized that the New Covenant had begun, but they didn’t immediately recognize that non-Jews should be part of God’s people or His New Covenant blessings.
Besides, if we had to do away with every song because the writer wasn’t a saint, we wouldn’t have much music left, and that includes John Lennon music. Wonder what the cancel culture would do if they realized John wrote a song intended as a feminist anthem that was called “Woman is the (N-word) of the World”?
Lord, you are the Great Physician, so we pray for healing for the victims of COVID-19. Lord, you are the Creator, with power over the creation, so we pray for COVID-19 to be destroyed. Spirit of God, you are the Comforter, so please comfort our troubled souls.
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Are you hoping for a little wonder this Christmas? Don’t count on the gifts under the tree. They will leave you feeling as empty as a Christmas stocking with a hole in it.
This is the means by which we find ultimate healing. Christ, our substitute, the one and only who is sufficient to stand in our place, to take the burden of our sins, is God’s gift to a broken and hurting world.
Even if you don’t have traditions as I didn’t while I was growing up then make some and make them joyous!
This Christmas, don’t let materialism, greed, power, or ambition cause you to stumble over the humble way that Christ our King entered into the world.
When Mary birthed Jesus into the world, the infant brought with Him a peace that surpasses all of our own best efforts at healing conflicts.
Whatever seen or unseen battles you face this Christmas season, remember Jesus’s wondrous birth, His loving sacrifice for sin, and His powerful resurrection.
Christmas is about an emptying, a humbling, and an example to follow. It is about how much God loves us to become like one of us.
The God of holiness so wants to be known that He came to us, took on flesh, and lived among us so that we could know what grace and truth looks like.