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A Thought For Your Christian Journey:

 

A 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.  (Luke 2.7) 

There are 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 journey to Bethlehem, by 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 Messiah. 

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 challenging day. 

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!

 

 



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