The Biggest Miracle

Christmas Day has come and as we gather with loved ones, open gifts, and feast on goodies, let us pause to reflect on the greatest miracle of all – the miracle of the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

The idea that God would come down from the heavens, take on the form of a human being in the shape of a baby, and then sacrifice himself on a cross naked and alone, is almost too much to believe. Or is it?

What do you believe in today? The sun coming up every day, the moon setting every night, your car starting in the morning, the chair you are sitting in to hold you? We believe in many things each day and we don’t even give them a second thought.

At Christmas, take some time to think about what you believe in and why or why not? Ask yourself the question, “What is the probablility of this being true?” and then make a decision. Yes, it was truly the biggest miracle of all that Jesus was born in a manger so many years ago. But the reality is that we have a choice each day who and what to believe in. Make a decision today to truly believe in Jesus, and then watch the miracles start happening in your life!

The Biggest Miracle

Christmas Day has come and as we gather with loved ones, open gifts, and feast on goodies, let us pause to reflect on the greatest miracle of all – the miracle of the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

The idea that God would come down from the heavens, take on the form of a human being in the shape of a baby, and then sacrifice himself on a cross naked and alone, is almost too much to believe. Or is it?

What do you believe in today? The sun coming up every day, the moon setting every night, your car starting in the morning, the chair you are sitting in to hold you? We believe in many things each day and we don’t even give them a second thought.

At Christmas, take some time to think about what you believe in and why or why not? Ask yourself the question, “What is the probablility of this being true?” and then make a decision. Yes, it was truly the biggest miracle of all that Jesus was born in a manger so many years ago. But the reality is that we have a choice each day who and what to believe in. Make a decision today to truly believe in Jesus, and then watch the miracles start happening in your life!

Small Miracles

Christmas is two days away. I am in line in the card shop picking up some last minute gifts and I notice none of the coupons I had planned to use are valid. Being the saver that I am, I was bemoaning the fact that none of my items matched the coupon criteria, when, suddenly, a woman walks up to me and says, “Can you use this coupon?”

In shock, I smiled at her and said thankfully, “I sure can.” I couldn’t believe it.

Thank you, Lord. I know this was from you.

As I read the coupon, I realized the savings was double what I would have saved if my coupon was valid. Now this may seem like a small, insignificant instance to you, but to me, it spoke volumes. Once again, the Lord was saying “I will give you double for your trouble.” (Is. 61:7)

Today, Christmas Eve of 2009, let us be expecting not only small miracles from God, but also big ones. Blessed is he who sees and believes, but more blessed are those who have not seen and still believe. Today, let us believe in the power of Christ. To God be the Glory!


Small Miracles

Christmas is two days away. I am in line in the card shop picking up some last minute gifts and I notice none of the coupons I had planned to use are valid. Being the saver that I am, I was bemoaning the fact that none of my items matched the coupon criteria, when, suddenly, a woman walks up to me and says, “Can you use this coupon?”

In shock, I smiled at her and said thankfully, “I sure can.” I couldn’t believe it.

Thank you, Lord. I know this was from you.

As I read the coupon, I realized the savings was double what I would have saved if my coupon was valid. Now this may seem like a small, insignificant instance to you, but to me, it spoke volumes. Once again, the Lord was saying “I will give you double for your trouble.” (Is. 61:7)

Today, Christmas Eve of 2009, let us be expecting not only small miracles from God, but also big ones. Blessed is he who sees and believes, but more blessed are those who have not seen and still believe. Today, let us believe in the power of Christ. To God be the Glory!


Who is Really in Control?

The snow is falling fast and furious today. The weather forecast is for 2 feet of snow and the winds are gusting to 25 mph.

Funny, I thought as I watched the wintery storm, how God has a way of stepping in at the most inopportune times, interrupting our schedules and plans, isn’t it? Stores closed, Christmas activities cancelled, and everyone home bound. It’s like God is saying “See, I’m still in control here, not you.” And He is, isn’t he?

His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts, but God is still God Almighty and the greatest power in the universe regardless of what we may think or believe.

He is the great “I am”, the Creator of the Universe, and Lord Most High. Who are we to question why He allows things to happen as they do?

When things are out of our control and we don’t understand why things happen and our plans and our world seem to be falling apart at the seams, may our response be like Mary’s when told she was going to have a baby out of wedlock so many centuries ago. “I am the Lord’s servant. Let it be done to me as you have said.” (Luke 1:38)

And then feel how the peace of God covers you like the snowflakes blanket the earth.

Peace and goodwill to all!

Who is Really in Control?

The snow is falling fast and furious today. The weather forecast is for 2 feet of snow and the winds are gusting to 25 mph.

Funny, I thought as I watched the wintery storm, how God has a way of stepping in at the most inopportune times, interrupting our schedules and plans, isn’t it? Stores closed, Christmas activities cancelled, and everyone home bound. It’s like God is saying “See, I’m still in control here, not you.” And He is, isn’t he?

His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts, but God is still God Almighty and the greatest power in the universe regardless of what we may think or believe.

He is the great “I am”, the Creator of the Universe, and Lord Most High. Who are we to question why He allows things to happen as they do?

When things are out of our control and we don’t understand why things happen and our plans and our world seem to be falling apart at the seams, may our response be like Mary’s when told she was going to have a baby out of wedlock so many centuries ago. “I am the Lord’s servant. Let it be done to me as you have said.” (Luke 1:38)

And then feel how the peace of God covers you like the snowflakes blanket the earth.

Peace and goodwill to all!

Are you Lonesome tonight?

At this time of year, many people are especially lonely. Perhaps you may have lost a loved one recently or maybe you are single and don’t have a special someone to spend time with during the holidays or maybe you are going through some tough times in your relationship with your spouse or significant other.

Well, let me encourage you by saying you are never alone. Jesus is your friend and He is always with you. In fact we could never have a better friend than Jesus. He is always there to talk to, always understands us, loves us unconditionally and gives us peace. Scripture says He sticks by us closer than a brother. What more can you ask for in a friend?

I know what you’re thinking. “Well, Jesus is not here in a real person.” Wrong again. Jesus is a person. He is alive in each of us who have accepted him as our Lord and Savior.

So when you’re feeling lonely this holiday season, remember that Jesus lives in you and be at peace. And then pick up the phone and call someone else who may be just as lonely and plan to get together. You will be blessed and bring a blessing into their life and isn’t that what Christmas is all about?

Let me know your thoughts and comments and have a wonderful, joyful day!

Are you Lonesome tonight?

At this time of year, many people are especially lonely. Perhaps you may have lost a loved one recently or maybe you are single and don’t have a special someone to spend time with during the holidays or maybe you are going through some tough times in your relationship with your spouse or significant other.

Well, let me encourage you by saying you are never alone. Jesus is your friend and He is always with you. In fact we could never have a better friend than Jesus. He is always there to talk to, always understands us, loves us unconditionally and gives us peace. Scripture says He sticks by us closer than a brother. What more can you ask for in a friend?

I know what you’re thinking. “Well, Jesus is not here in a real person.” Wrong again. Jesus is a person. He is alive in each of us who have accepted him as our Lord and Savior.

So when you’re feeling lonely this holiday season, remember that Jesus lives in you and be at peace. And then pick up the phone and call someone else who may be just as lonely and plan to get together. You will be blessed and bring a blessing into their life and isn’t that what Christmas is all about?

Let me know your thoughts and comments and have a wonderful, joyful day!

The Joy of the Lord

Today is the third sunday of Advent and the focus is on the gift of Joy. Joy is a calm delight and is different from happiness in that it is not dependent on our circumstances. Joy is based on faith. The belief that things will turn out for our good no matter how dismal they look at the time.

Imagine with me Mary and Joseph way back when. The angel visited Mary and spoke to her telling her should was going to have a child and the child would be the Messiah, the Savior of the world. Normally, the news of a pregnancy is a time for great joy, but Mary was not yet married to Joseph and in those days, she could have been stoned to death for getting pregnant out of wedlock.

But Mary chose the path of faith, and rejoiced at the news the angel brought. That is the choice each of us has today as we face our trials and tribulations. We can choose to be joyful and praise God for what He is doing even if we don’t understand it.

This week focus on the gift of joy in your life. Focus on the goodness of God and joy will well up in you like a fountain. May you be filled with joy today and each day of the New Year!

The Joy of the Lord

Today is the third sunday of Advent and the focus is on the gift of Joy. Joy is a calm delight and is different from happiness in that it is not dependent on our circumstances. Joy is based on faith. The belief that things will turn out for our good no matter how dismal they look at the time.

Imagine with me Mary and Joseph way back when. The angel visited Mary and spoke to her telling her should was going to have a child and the child would be the Messiah, the Savior of the world. Normally, the news of a pregnancy is a time for great joy, but Mary was not yet married to Joseph and in those days, she could have been stoned to death for getting pregnant out of wedlock.

But Mary chose the path of faith, and rejoiced at the news the angel brought. That is the choice each of us has today as we face our trials and tribulations. We can choose to be joyful and praise God for what He is doing even if we don’t understand it.

This week focus on the gift of joy in your life. Focus on the goodness of God and joy will well up in you like a fountain. May you be filled with joy today and each day of the New Year!