Fourth Week of Advent


But you, Bethlehem-Ephrathah too small to be among the clans of Judah, From you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel; Whose origin is from of old, from ancient times.   Micah 5:1     (NAB)  

This week, we celebrate the coming of Jesus! Being that Monday is Christmas, this is the shortest fourth week of Advent we can have, so we don’t have to wait long.

As we turn our thoughts to that little town of Bethlehem,’ too little to be among the clans of Judah’, to the birth of our Redeemer, our Lord and our King, being born in a stable,” because there was no room for them in the inn”(Lk. 2:7). Let us ask ourselves two questions. First: do we see God in the small and seemingly unimportant things of life (children, the elderly and the poor) ? And secondly: do we have room for Jesus in our homes? It’s a bit easy to say,”Yeah, I have Jesus in my heart”, and just leave Him there. Bring Him out into your home, invite Him to work with you. Take Him shopping with you or to the golf course. He wants to be involved in every aspect of our lives, not just Sundays or Wednesdays, or Christmas or Easter. Every day!

This Christmas, let us learn a lesson from the manger; it was humble enough to feed the beasts of the field and was transformed into the first throne for our King.

Maranatha!

Merry Christmas to all!

Amen.

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5 Responses

  1. Hope you had a blessed Christmas, Tim!
    Every blessing
    Maria in the UK
    http://www.inhishands.co.uk

  2. Thank you. It was wonderful.

  3. It’s so amazing that God would choose such a humble place to have His Son come into the world.

    After just one night at a five star hotel, I’m perfectly adjusted to having someone else make my bed and clean up the room. It’s a lot harder to go to someplace out of your comfort zone and below the standard you’re use to, than it is to get pampered, and God not only exchanged a five start hotel for a cold, manger filled with animals and hay, He exchanged Heaven, a place where the roads are paved with gold, for a bed of hay. It truly is amazing.

    I hope you had a nice Christmas with your family, Tim. 😀

    -Kelsey

  4. It was great, thanks!

  5. It was very nice Kelsey. Thank you.
    I hope yours was as well.

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