I must admit that I experience some anxiety whenever we prepare for a trip. My dad always espoused the motto “A good boyscout is always prepared” which generally meant you should be prepared for anything. Now that he is an octogenarian (80 years old) he realizes how many eventualities you need to be prepared for, so he carries a large back pack with him most of the time. Our oldest daughter has adopted the same philosophy which makes her an excellent aerospace engineer, but she still has to learn to pack lighter to become an astronaut. But as we prepared to fly to Denver for our family Christmas celebration, my anxiety levels soared. Do I have all the presents? Will our luggage get lost so that we have no gifts? Is the suitcase too heavy? Will the TSA confiscate any of my belongings? Will we set off the security alarms […]
What are you going to give Jesus for His birthday? Micah 6:6-8 (NLT) gives you His wish list. What can we bring to the Lord? What kind of offerings should we give him? Should we bow before God with offerings of yearling calves? Should we offer him thousands of rams and ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay for our sins? No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. I’m sure He will be delighted with your gift when you “do what is right, to love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.” Happy Birthday, Jesus!
I have been guilty of wishing my life away. When I was in elementary school I wished to be in Jr. High. When I was in Jr. High I wished to be in High School. When I was in High School I wished to be in college. When I was in college I wished to be graduated. When I graduated I wished to married. When I had babies I wished they would grow up. But I can’t say that now that I am passing mid-life that I wish I were a baby! Jesus Christ, the sinless Son of God willingly became a human baby in order to pay the death penalty required on our behalf. Consider the sacrifice that was required to leave the throne of Heaven to become a helpless baby! I cannot image reverting from an adult to an infant! How much more inconceivable to move from having […]