Messages on Luke
“I could not be interested in any man’s religion if his knowledge of God did not bring him more joy, did not brighten his life, did not make him want to carry this joy into every dark corner of the world. I have no understanding of a long-faced Christian. If God is anything, he must be Joy!” ~ Comedian, Joe E. Brown
Jesus Sent Them Out with the Power to Drive Out Evil! And to Do Good Works & Rejoice!
The impossible has happened, but how do we make sense of it? Do we hope too small?
When we go “through the waters” of real life it’s good to know the wonder water of baptism binds us to the family of God.
The baby Jesus is typically not seen in the manger until Christmas Eve, unless you’re talking about public Nativities. The past few years there seem to have been many stolen out of various nativities around the country. Why are people drawn to steal them? But more important, where is baby Jesus in your home, in your life, in your work? Do you keep him hidden away? Do you let him out to be seen in your life?
Surrender to the commercialism and secularism of Christmas or remain focused on the promise; “A son is given.” How will you remain focused on Him? Mary’s song helped her to remain focused on the promise fulfilled even though the timing wasn’t right for her, even though she didn’t fully understand. Blessed are you with eyes wide open to the signs of God’s presence all around you.
Christ has come! Christ will come again! We are in the between times, a time of hope with much to do!
The disciples thought that their journey with Jesus was over, but of course it wasn’t. Neither is our journey with Jesus over. There is still much we need to do to help the world overcome evil and have peace prevail throughout.