For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”Esther
Understanding and Exploring the Season of Lent
What if? What now? How will I manage?
It’s quite ironic that after I wrote about making rest a priority, all chaos reigned. Things out of my control pressed down on all sides taking power over my time. It’s also ironic that after several weeks of juggling, the message on Sunday was about making rest a priority. Hmmm…Did the pastor read my blog post? LOL. I doubt it! Is God maybe trying to remind me?
It’s that time again, the Roaring 20’s—very special, only comes once every hundred years. During Christmas, an aunt asked me what I see myself doing this coming year? I told her I am not sure, I don’t have 2020 vision
The wait is almost over!
In the chaos, it is easy for Christians to forget the “reason for the season”. Many of us will rush, spend, wait impatiently for it come, and by December 26th , we are broke and exhausted—but next year we make it bigger and better.
Why did Jesus have to come? Why was he born in a lowly manger? What can we do to prepare our hearts for Christmas?
What would God see if he looked in our hearts? Are we so consumed with outward appearances or qualities or talents that we neglect our hearts?
We have now before us one of the choicest parts of the Old Testament, wherein there is so much of Christ and his gospel, as well as of God and his law, that it has been called the summary of both Testaments.
― Matthew Henry