A Light Shines in the Darkness
The Life was the Light of Men
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
He came to walk among us, share the Kingdom of God, heal the hurting, feed the multitudes, hang on the cross, pray “Father forgive them.” Continue reading A Light Shines in the Darkness This Christmas for You
The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35
“What? The Holy Spirit who overshadowed Mount Sinai when God gave Moses the Ten Commandments is going to overshadow me? I’m just a poor girl from Nazareth, engaged to a humble carpenter.”
“Nothing is impossible with God,” said Gabriel.
“Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. Luke 1:37-38
Dirt-poor. Wrong neighborhood, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”
Soon-to-be pregnant. Unmarried.
Nothing is impossible with God.
Overshadowed by the Holy Spirit.
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Bless the Lord, O My Soul!
Lovingkindness and truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Psalm 85:10
From winged artists’ palettes to fragrant nectar, from heavenly light and color displays to rolling hills and flatlands, our Father’s artistry and character shine forth as righteousness and peace kiss each other and spill onto the earth and all its inhabitants. May your Thanksgiving be filled with abundant delights as you meditate on the blessings our Lord has bestowed upon you.
Freedom wall in Murrieta, California
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people whom He has chosen as His heritage! Psalm 33:12
The United States of America was bought with the blood of our colonial soldiers and the protection of God Almighty, and it is preserved by the blood of our American men and women soldiers and the prayers of Christians. Freedom is hard won.
Thank you to our military members, veterans, and their families for the sacrifices that they have made, both apparent and those that are unspoken.
Thank you to our Father in heaven. Oh, LORD, You promised that if Your people who are called by Your name will humble ourselves, pray and seek Your face, and turn from our wicked ways, You will hear, forgive, and heal our land. LORD, hear, forgive, and heal our land; return America to You.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17
Let freedom reign!
“We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”
– James A. Garfield
May 30, 1868 Arlington National Cemetery
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