The Key to Being Blessed

“Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.”Luke 1:45

Blessed because you believe? That’s the story of the Christian life, isn’t it? From Genesis to Revelation, we read of men and women who received promises from God, and they believed in those promises. Sometimes, they had to wait a long time for those promises to become reality, and sometimes, they never saw those promises in their lifetimes. But they believed, and they were blessed.

The promise that Gabriel revealed to Mary was unthinkable. Mary, an unmarried teenager, a virgin, engaged to a poor carpenter, learned that her womb would carry the Messiah, the Savior of Israel, the Savior of the world. 

How can this be?

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A Light Shines in the Darkness This Christmas for You

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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

2 Christmas Gifts

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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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