I have always expected magic at Christmas.
When I was a little girl growing up in a Savannah, Ga home with 3 younger sisters, our Mom and Dad knew how to do Christmas!
We would wake up on Christmas morning to find our living room converted into a magical toy store. A pink one. Three girls led to lots of dolls and strollers and dresses and sparkly things. It was like stepping into a dream. We did include going to church in our Christmas Holiday but to me, that was just a “part” of the Christmas activities that fit INTO the event. It wasn’t THE event.
I always believed that Jesus was somehow born in a manager...???…THEN, Santa Clause came…!!!.
I truly HEARD the gospel for the first time on June 9, 1984. My Christmas has never been the same. In fact, since I received Jesus as my PERSONAL Saviour, my entire life has become a !!!!!
Which one are you ???
In Luke Chapter 1 and 2. Both ???’s and !!!‘s can be seen in each of the main characters.
Luke 1:18 Zechariah
“How Can I be sure of this, I’m an old man and she’s an old woman….?????”
Luke 1:34 Mary
“How will this be, I am a virgin....????
Luke 2:8 The Shepherds and the Angels
The glory of the Lord shone around them and they were terrified....????
There is one sure thing that will turn every ???? into a !!!!
An encounter with God.
Luke 1:63 Zechariah
“His name is John!!!!”
Luke 1:38 Mary
“I am the Lord’s servant, may it be to me as you have said!!!!”
“The mighty one has done great things for me..Holy is His Name!!!!”
Luke 2:20 Shepherds
The shepherds returned glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told!!!!”
There is a gift from heaven waiting for you this Christmas friend.
Will you choose it????
Will you choose to believe??
Will you choose faith without doubt for that miracle you need?
Will you choose trust for the sickness that is possessing your joy??
Will you choose surrender in the thing God has placed on your heart that seems impossible??
Will you choose to step into your dreams?
67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:
68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
because he has come to his people and redeemed them.
69 He has raised up a horn[a] of salvation for us
in the house of his servant David
70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),
71 salvation from our enemies
and from the hand of all who hate us—
72 to show mercy to our ancestors
and to remember his holy covenant,
73 the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies,
and to enable us to serve him without fear
75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
76 And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High;
for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,
77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation
through the forgiveness of their sins,
78 because of the tender mercy of our God,
by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
79 to shine on those living in darkness
and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the path of peace.” !!!!!!!!!!