A Word For the Weary
All through the Old Testament, there is talk of the lambs required for the sacrifices in Jerusalem.
Since anybody in Israel can remember, the sacrifice lambs have always been born in Bethlehem.
It is not just coincidence that Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem.
He was born to be God's precious sacrifice lamb; who was sacrificed once and for all for your sin and my sin.
Why Everybody Needs Jesus
I got thinkin the other day as to who needs Jesus the most.
At first, because of being a musician, I thought to myself; it must be us musicians because we have the most emotional ups and downs, and that these mood swings can be severe some days.
This causes this group of folks to make decisions quickly, and according to their feelings.
This group of folks need Jesus to provide stability of heart so that they are enabled by Jesus to discard their mood swings out of their decision making process.
Then I got thinking about the stayed and steady folks, such as accountants, etc. They do not have near the highs and lows experienced by the creative group of folks. This presents its own reason for this group of folks needing Jesus.
They possess a calculating mind.
Their decision making process is based over a longer period of time. Decisions, when made, are solid and usually unswerving.
Although many good decisions are made with this lack of impulsivity, bad decisions made can be life threatening.
This group of people need Jesus to provide clarity of thought so that they are enabled by Jesus to discard negative factors while formulating their decisions.
Hence, everybody needs Jesus. :)
One thing I can truly say is that "I NEED JESUS every day. "
Kept By the Power of God
Some would trouble your hearts by telling you that you can lose your salvation.
If you are authentically saved, if you have sincerely repented of your sins and given your entire life to Jesus, so as to make Him Saviour AND LORD, then there is nothing of value to lose. Father God will not take your salvation away from you, and wait until you are good enough to earn it back again.
What it amounts to is this;
If you are born again, you probably need to remove yourself from the place(s) where you were accustomed to sinning, so that you are not tempted by the same bad habits, the same bad "friends," and the bad lifestyle that you have lived.
You need to find a mentor in another part of town, maybe in another town, who will help you follow Jesus with all your heart; a guy for the guys and a gal for the gals.
Keep in touch, and I will pray for you.
What to Do After the Miracle
Mary, unquestionably, has been the recipient of the most powerful and incomparable miracle of all times.
She was chosen to bear the Son of God.
When you think about it, I know you will be as stunned and quieted as I am about this.
OK. The miracle is now a fact in history, and all of the excitement is over - at least for 33 years. ;)
After Mary received this miracle, what did she do?
Did she go looking for another miracle one? . . . . no.
Did she set up an internet website and address so that people could send in money to keep the awareness of the miracle alive? . . . . no.
Mary just kept on with her life, while all the time keeping these events in her heart.
She still kept the house, took care of Joseph, probably took care of some of the flocks, made clothing for the family . . . WHOOOA . . . took care of the FAMILY?
Mary had more common non-miraculous children in the midst of her hourly daily weekly monthly yearly day to day chores.
She could have said, "There ain't no way that another mere mortal will ever find its place in my body; my womb.
Mary recognized the importance of the miracle, but she also knew the importance of being responsible with the mundane duties of each day after the excitement of the miracle had passed.
We might even be able to see the miraculous as a PTSD moment.
After the incident, it can be extremely hard to return to the mundane.
After all, another miracle, or exciting incident, may just happen.
I hope this blesses you and helps you to be faithful in the mundane events of your life while on your journey.