12 words till Christmas · Advent · Christmas · Gifts · Love

Christmas… one more word… love…

Love…The Word wrapped up in the manger…is the greatest expression of God’s love…for the one’s He created…In this the love of God was made manifest among us,that God sent his only Son in the world, so that we might live through him.1 John 4:8 ESVEven though we rebelled…and broke everything…He made the way through Jesus…for…… Continue reading Christmas… one more word… love…

12 words till Christmas · Worship

1 word till Christmas… worship…

Christmas Eve is dawning…one day till Christmas…one more word…Worship…Most of the players in the first Advent…were filled with worship of Him…Mary…”My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;for he who…… Continue reading 1 word till Christmas… worship…

12 words till Christmas · Gifts · Giving · Love

2 words till Christmas… give…

Give… an Advent word…the word given… with just 2 days… till Christmas…The Christmas tradition of give…is born out of the Nativity story…God gave Mary the blessing of bearing His Son…she gave Him herself for His use…”Behold, I am the servant of the Lord,let it be to me according to your word.”Luke 1:38 ESVJoseph gave up his…… Continue reading 2 words till Christmas… give…

12 words till Christmas · Mystery

3 words till Christmas… mystery…

3 days till Christmas… the word… mystery…But as the word comes… I wonder…Is this the right word… is there synonym…?one which better describes what I feel He’s saying…?So… off to Webster’s…mystery… a religious truth that one can know only by revelation and cannot fully understand… any of the 15 events (as Nativity, the Crucifixion, or…… Continue reading 3 words till Christmas… mystery…

12 words till Christmas · Mess

4 words till Christmas… messy…

Messy… with 4 days till Christmas…I can relate to this word…Things half done… is the theme of the day…and… Christmas… it’s just messy…Beginning with messy relationships…Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way.When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came togethershe was found to be with child from…… Continue reading 4 words till Christmas… messy…

12 words till Christmas · Advent · Salvation · Scandalous

5 words till Christmas… scandalous…

Scandalous… an Advent word… you may not have associated with Christmas… but it’s there…Beginning with Mary…and the scandal of a pregnant “virgin”…immaculate conception…Right…! Who was buying that one…Well… her fiance did…Joseph went right on and married her…the scandal being one of two…the baby was his…or he was an idiot…!This little scandal in the community was remembered…… Continue reading 5 words till Christmas… scandalous…

12 words till Christmas · Advent · Shelter · Sin

6 words till Christmas… shelter…

The word comes today… and I wonder…Is that a Christmas word…?shelter…?shelter… something that covers or affords protection… a position or the state of being covered and protected…—Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Ed. I consider the Christmas story… and find some seeking shelter…Elizabeth took shelter in her home after becoming pregnant…After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and…… Continue reading 6 words till Christmas… shelter…