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Simply Jesus, Day 7

So God works in our lives, too. We with wobbly-faith and show-me attitudes.
He does his best work and his most perfect will because of his love for us, not because of our love for him.
He gives us room to grow, silent places in which to think and wander and pray, lonely times when we long for his presence.
His gives us new promises to hold in our arms and in our hearts and lullabies of praise and helps us sing the love song back to him, because of this “tender mercy of our God by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death to guide our feet into the path of peace.”


Simply Jesus, Days 5 and 6

He taught from the book of Daniel that evening and there were two people in the audience, his wife and daughter. He finished his talk, closed in prayer and we went home.

That’s when I knew what a prophet was.

It’s a lonely, terrible job and few are up to the task.

Simply Jesus, Day 4

So maybe I can learn from Bethlehem, territory of Benjamin, smallest of the tribes of Israel. I can remember that it’s not about my grandeur, my intelligence or my significance — it’s about Jesus born in me, his starlight shining over and through me, his word being fulfilled through me. Why Bethlehem? Why me?

Because God works miracles in the small things.

Simply Jesus, Day 2

In this dark season of terror and despair, to a people caught in the mire of the gloom on the brink of defeat God says:

He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
He will meet every need of everyone. He will reign in justice. Violence and oppression will be a thing of history. Forever and everlasting peace.
We could use that hope, too.