12/9/13

The Joy of Christmas: Day Nine

Christmas is so much more than presents, trees, lights, and childhood.

We would all agree that Christmas is about Christ. Yet, we only focus our study on a small part of who Christ is during this Christmas season. We only talk about mangers, starts, angels, and a baby. He is so much more than that! We sing about and talk about the joy that comes with the Christmas story. But why is it so joyful that Christ was born?

Inspired by the Jesse Tree Advent book**, I am going to do a 25-Day series focusing on

finding joy in Christ! Click here for more info.


Joy of Christmas: Day Nine

Canaan, the Promised Land

Finally, the children of Israel have the opportunity to enter into the Promise Land.  Yet, they rebel.  It looks too hard.  God may call you to do something hard in your life.  Something that seems impossible.  For our family, that "something" is our adoption.  It seems impossible.  And it is - without God.  Our family cannot look at this adoption as something "hard" but as something that God will do.  And He will do it and their will be such blessing!

Eventually the children of Israel entered the Promise Land.  They did not conquer the land.  God did.  It was clear from the Battle of Jericho that God would be fighting for them. What hard thing is God asking you to do now?  What hard thing will God ask you to do this coming year? Or the next?  What will you do when God calls you to do something hard for Him?  Rest and find joy in the truth that with God NOTHING is impossible.  The very birth of Christ (from a virgin) is proof that God can do the miraculous to bring about a blessing.