A Thought For Your Christian Journey:
Child is Born
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes,
and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
so many occasions when one feels that life ought to provide more for us.
Certainly, since we are God’s children, and God says that He wants to
provide good things for us, then it stands to reasons that the saints deserve
more than the worldly! So, why is
it that so many have so much more than us?
These types of thoughts often
enter the minds of good Christian people.
The Psalmist even recorded these same feelings in the seventy-third
Psalm. Yet, the truth is that the
worldly often appear to have more of this worlds good’s and comforts than God’s
own children have. It is clear that
God will indeed provide for His children, but there is no indication that they
will necessarily be better off than the lost.
Even God’s only begotten Son and
our Savior, Jesus Christ, demonstrated this reality.
Just prior to His birth Mary and Joseph were required to make a tedious
the governors decree. Upon their
arrival there was no great welcoming committee awaiting their arrival.
There was no elegant and garnished executive suite in the Bethlehem
Hilton to provide all of the greatest comforts for the expectant mother of the
No, instead there was the struggle
through the crowded streets and the rejection at the Inn.
There was Joseph’s bewilderment and struggle to find a place for his
laboring wife to give birth. There
was the frantic search for something to wrap around the tender body of the
newborn child and there was the uncertainty about the soon dawning of a new and
Sounds to me as if the parents of
our Lord faced the same uncertainties and challenges that many of us face on any
given day. The truth is, our
Heavenly-Father has treated each of us better than He treated His one and only
begotten Son, and we are still unsatisfied.
Perhaps we need to thank Him for His generosity, and worship Him for His
overwhelming love gift!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
CrossRoads Email Dec 23, 2008
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