Twelve Day’s of Christmas ( Day 3)

12 days of Christmas

 (Day 3) 12/15/2013  It’s the Lords day, and Mary and Joseph tried hard to put their problems behind them, they tried to get into an attitude of worship. Mary was still helping in Jr. church, and Joseph taught his Sunday school class. They were glad to be in church, they always felt it was a place of refuge, they needed that. Mary hobbled  through but was very uncomfortable.  “Luke 2:10″                        (To be continued)

Jesus is the Reason for the Season.

Luke 2:10  And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.

For behold, I bring you good tidings; tidings, that were both wonderful and amazing, and therefore a “behold” is prefixed to them, as well as to excite to attention; and which were good news, and glad tidings, for such the birth of Christ of a virgin is: in which the good will and amazing love of God to man are displayed, and the promises, and prophecies relating to him fulfilled; and the work of man’s salvation, his peace, pardon, righteousness, are about to be accomplished, and so matter of great joy: not carnal, but spiritual; not feigned, but real; not temporary, but lasting; even such as cannot be taken away, nor tampered with; and not small, but great, even joy unspeakable, and full of glory. Not just Good news but fantastic, without measure, what adjective can describe the unspeakable gift of eternal life, when no human sought it. The angels came to them, they were without a clue. Anything spiritual is always God promoted never man. A man in his natural state is dead spiritually and could care less. The good news is; man is dead in their sins and without hope. According to the purpose of his will, He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, That those who put their faith in Christ Jesus will never perish but have everlasting life. No one deserves it, no one wants it, no one can earn it. Behold I bring you good news of great joy. The wages of sin is death  but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)

Gregory Lane