I wanted to hear your insights into the Christmas story. Which character in the story do you relate to the most? And why? What makes their experience that first Christmas similar to your life or to your Christmas experience?
My answer is still Joseph. I can’t imagine the pressure he must have felt. Suddenly being in charge of a family. Responsible for raising a child. And having to travel, and not being able to provide for his family the way he would like.
I’d love to hear your thoughts this Christmas season.
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Anna–alone, always seeking an encounter with God, hopeful, trusting, joyfully anticipating the day when He comes for me.
Mary. God told us to adopt a child we never would have. It’s been harder than we ever imagined… but He’s given us great promises for our son. Whenever I read Luke 1:45, “Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord,” it’s like worship to me. I do imagine Mary didn’t always get it and doubted like me, but always came back to believing her God.
I have to say I can best relate to the shepherds. I have been visited by God’s unexpected glory before and I have always been awestruck. I find myself envying the shepherds though. They had an opportunity to look upon the face of the One Whose glory visited them. I really can’t wait ’til I get my chance to do the same.
I think I can relate sorta to the wisemen. Not that I am wise in anyway, but that Christmas morning they knew that the King was born, but they were still trying to find Him. This Christmas morning, I know that Jesus is King and is Alive in Heaven seated on the right hand of God, but like the wisemen, I am still searching for Him.
God Bless Mr. Todd Agnew. May He keep His hands on you and your family in the New Year.
Elizabeth. I’ve never had a child, but I can understand her doubt, fear and elation at finally conceiving. As a woman in my 40s, I would be very surprised if I had a child now. and very happy! I would also be very proud if God told me my child had a purpose and what that purpose was. so in that way I sort of relate to Zacharias too.
Sherri, that is beautiful. May God bless your family.
As for me, one day while driving and listening to No Room, the Lord pressed upon me so hard that I was the same as that innkeeper, so overwhelmed by the requirments of my day, at work, at home, and even at church that I couldn’t even see my Lord there in front of me. If I hadn’t been driving, I think I would have fallen to my knees. But it brought me immediately to tears of repentance. I still struggle with that, but I think I recognize it sooner. Thank you Jesus for reaching out to me!
Mary; In 1996 I became addicted to cocaine. I lost my three young boys to social services. They were all three adopted by a beautiful women of GOD, Ms Mae. I tried in vain to overcome my addiction (five times to rehab). Ms Mae spoke the Word into my life and the lives of my children. Until then, I never knew the Love of Christ. I would pray to a savior I did not know, that my boys would be surrounded by love, that He would keep them safe and that I would be able to at least see this with my own eyes. I gave my life completely to Christ on July 27, 2009. Since then, God has shown, and given me far more then I ever asked. My children are in my life, they are amazing young men two of whom are now in the Marines and married. He blessed me with a grand son who is now in the arms of the Lord. He has changed my life and I will NEVER be the same. I am BLESSED and HIGHLY FAVORED.
“Thank you my friend, Thank you Jesus”
P.S. God really does work ALL things for the good.
Here’s a link to a story about modern day shepherds and how their lives compare to the shepherds so long ago when Jesus was born.
The Innkeeper; I am so busy with my day to day tasks and responsibilities with work, home and church that I become consumed in the stress of the moment and fail to see the Lord right there with me. Then I feel such hurt when I realize that I have ignored Himo, when in reality it would be so much better if I let go and Let God!!!!