Tuesday, December 22, 2015


These aren't quite the December pictures one would expect, but like so many others, we have had warmer weather and barely any snow.  We have had a lot of gray, rainy days with little sun.  Some of these pictures are recent but others go back a few months.

As always the light I see in this weary world is what causes me to rejoice!  The True Light that gives Light to every man....came into the world  (John 1:9).  For God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness, made His Light shine in our hearts to give us the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6).  Read this verse slowly and take time to really hear what it is saying.

Oswald Chambers wrote:

His Birth in History. “…that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God (Luke 1:35). Jesus Christ was born into this world, not from it. He did not emerge out of history; He came into history from the outside. Jesus Christ is not the best human being the human race can boast of— He is a Being for whom the human race can take no credit at all. He is not man becoming God, but God Incarnate— God coming into human flesh from outside it. His life is the highest and the holiest entering through the most humble of doors. Our Lord’s birth was an advent— the appearance of God in human form.
His Birth in Me. “My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you…” (Galatians 4:19). Just as our Lord came into human history from outside it, He must also come into me from outside. Have I allowed my personal human life to become a “Bethlehem” for the Son of God? I cannot enter the realm of the kingdom of God unless I am born again from above by a birth totally unlike physical birth. “You must be born again” (John 3:7). This is not a command, but a fact based on the authority of God. The evidence of the new birth is that I yield myself so completely to God that “Christ is formed” in me. And once “Christ is formed” in me, His nature immediately begins to work through me.

 God Evident in the Flesh. This is what is made so profoundly possible for you and for me through the redemption of man by Jesus Christ.
Immanuel - God with us!  (Matthew 1:23)   Thank you for the Light of Your Presence!