"And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn."
When God came to the earth as a human, he came in a dichotomy of absolute humbleness and the glorious announcement fit for divinity. Even the stars were changed by his entrance. The Almighty God of the universe made himself a helpless baby so that he could save us from o...
"She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."
Not much is known about Joseph, Jesus' adoptive father, but scripture tells us he was a man who feared the Lord. He was a man of compassion, planning to divorce Mary quietly when he found out she was pregnant. He did not want to shame her, or worse, cause her to be stoned to death per adultery law...
"I will take my stand at my watchpost
and station myself on the tower,
and look out to see what he will say to me,
and what I will answer concerning my complaint"
What do we we do in a world full of injustice where our just God seems silent? We wait for our God. What do we do when the evil keep on winning and the arrogant keep succeeding? We watch for our God. What do we...
"For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
In the book of Esther, God seems silent. His name is never mentioned. There are no words that come directly from him.
To the Jewish exiles in Persia, he probably seemed silent too. They were...
"But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,
who are too little to be among the clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
one who is to be ruler in Israel,
whose coming forth is from of old,
from ancient days."
In the corner of a tiny, insignificant town, the Savior of the world was born. He didn't come to the metropolis and religious center of Jerusalem. He...
"But I, with shouts of grateful praise,
will sacrifice to you.
What I have vowed I will make good.
I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’”
After Jonah runs from God's calling to preach to Nineveh, God sends a great storm after Jonah. The sailors hurl Jonah and into the sea and a large fish comes and swallows him, saving him from drowning. Jonah recognizes that...
Welcome! I'm April, a writer, wife, mama, missionary, and lover of all things creative. I'm a woman in process who loves to help others walk closely with Jesus when the grind of the ordinary weighs on your soul.