Saturday, December 20, 2014


During this season of the year, we think a lot about the birth of Jesus. And we think of His birthplace, Bethlehem. It is a special place to us as Christians, because it is where our Savior took His first breath in a human body. Divinity met humanity, perfectly combined in one little being.  It is where the prophet, Micah, had said He would be born.

MIC 5:2 KJV,  But thou, Beth–lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

There are many other towns/cities and states and countries that claim to be the birthplace of many different notable people. Illinois is known as the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln and Virginia as the birthplace of George Washington, etc.

The birthplace of my children will always be a place that is close to my heart. There is something very special about meeting the new little life you have carried for 9 months.

As I think about birth and birthplaces, it reminds me of the words of Jesus in John 3.

John 3:3 KJV

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Our natural birthplace is special, but it is our spiritual one that is the most important! It is as vital to being a part of the kingdom of God, as birth is to having life here on this earth. As a mother, I look forward to the spiritual birthplaces of my children. And I think that I will treasure them even more than their natural birthplaces.

So this Christmas, as we think about Jesus birth, may we also think about our own birth into His kingdom and thank Him for giving us that new life abundantly! Let's worship Him for He is worthy!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Celebrating the Birth of our Mediator!

Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the busyness that goes along with this special Christmas season! I am sorry for the long absence here. We have been very busy with many good things, one of which is taking care of a new foster baby. I do hope to do better at updating! 

Today I was reading through Job 9 and this verse stood out to me.

Job 9:33 HCSB
There is no one to judge between us, to lay his hand on both of us.

Job realized that because of God's greatness and his smallness, he could not question or answer to God. This is what he said just a few verses before:

Job 9:15 HCSB
Even if I were in the right, I could not answer. I could only beg my Judge for mercy.

I think that Job realized that there needed to be someone that could be a go-between, someone that understood both divinity and humanity, a mediator. He was looking forward to the time when God would send a redeemer to reconcile mankind to Himself. That mediator/redeemer is our precious King Jesus! 

1 Timothy 2:5 HCSB
For there is one God and one mediator  between God and humanity, Christ Jesus, Himself human.

This Christmas season, let's celebrate not only the birth, but also the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and praise God that through Him (Jesus) we have access to the Father. We now have someone that is our go-between, our mediator!