Posts Tagged ‘sharing’

Wise Men

December 2, 2014

wise men

Do you remember the story of the Three Wise Men who came to visit Jesus. They were led by a shining star that did show them the way to Jesus. They came bearing lavish gifts that would help Mary and Joseph care for and protect the Christ child.

I found myself thinking about the meaning of this story and how we could apply it to our lives today, some two thousand years later. First of all they came on faith. Not on knowledge of the one true God. Nothing says they were even Jewish. God somehow spoke to them and encouraged them and being “Wise Men” they came. Many of us are so wrapped up in our own lives that we give very little time to listening to our God. So the meaning may be that we should really listen to our God through our scriptures, through others and through that small still voice that speaks to us at times.

Another meaning may be that we are to be as generous with our gifts as these Wise Men were. Not just our monetary gifts but also our time and talents. Jesus was almost two years old when the Wise Men came. Their time spent in seeking Him out was extensive, no drive around the corner.

Just one more thought on the meaning, at least in my limited mind. They followed a light. So should we. Jesus Christ is the light that can begin to cure the world. The only problem is our shining/sharing that light. He offers to fill us with His light so that we can shine brightly out into a dark world. It is in our words and actions that we choose to either shine or climb under a basket. We should each and every one be that city on a hill that can be seen for miles.

Let your light shine this Christmas season by being faithful, generous and bold in your witness. That is how we go and make disciples of the whole world.

Have a Merry, very bright Christmas and be a blessing to someone else,

Pastor Randy

Halloween Rainy Day Sunset

November 1, 2013

Halloween Rainy Day Sunset

Sunset

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A rainy day, allllllll day until late that evening. Then we were blessed with a beautiful sunset. Not to much later we were blessed with all the grand kids being there with their costumes on. It was a happy Halloween after all. Forget all the silliness that goes with the holiday. What really counts is family being together and love that is shared. I think that is what God cares about. Have a blessed all saints day (today) and remember God loves each and everyone of no matter what kind of a Goblin we have been.

Upperroom Daily Devotional

September 5, 2012

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