We are blessed to spend our second Founded on the Bible Christmas with you! Every advent blog was written with you in mind. It is a joy and a privilege to share the Word of God, especially in regard to the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
It has been a difficult year for our nation, and for the nations around the world. Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and scandals bombarded the headlines. But, great things are happening as well. The economy is rising, our sense of patriotism and responsibility to our fellow man is resurging, and there’s a worldwide hunger for a peace that will endure.
Times were not any better when Jesus was born. Judea (present day Israel) was under Roman rule and the Jews were treated like foreigners in their own land. But, great things were happening behind the scenes as well. The Son of the Living God was miraculously birthed into the earth. A grassroots movement demonstrating God’s love for His people would soon begin to arise.
Now more than ever, God works behind the scenes specializing in the impossible. Astonishingly, we are witnessing the bedrock of every system being shaken to its core. Only what is integrous and virtuous will remain standing.
It’s all about God’s perfect timing. As we saw with the Jesus’ birth, everything served a purpose and nothing could hinder His divine plan. God is not manipulated or influenced by other factors, His timing stands alone. I believe we will see God moving in marvelous ways this new year.
Psalm 126:1b-3, NLT
it was like a dream!
We were filled with laughter,
and we sang for joy.
And the other nations said,
“What amazing things the LORD has done for them.”
Yes, the LORD has done amazing things for us!
Beginning January 3rd, we will be posting three times a week, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Until then our prayer for you this year is Philippians 3:10, that we may continually grow in intimacy with our Messiah and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead.