God uses ordinary people to tell His extraordinary tale of salvation, and we get another glimpse of the lowliest people who show themselves to be faithful to the Lord. He is still up to extraordinary things today....Keep Reading
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The story of Jesus missing from the caravan home can seem a little overblown, but it became a teaching moment for His parents and for us to see what the true work of the Father was and remains. Jesus has work to do, even at a young age, and He diligently sets about it by visiting His Father's house and speaking the Word with any who would...
Jesus formative years were a learning experience for everyone. Even though we get very little information about his growing up, we see in at least one little snippet how committed He is to His Father's purposes and plans to bring rescue. Even when his parents didn't "get it," He still pursued His work....
Frenzy, chaos and anxiety are words that we could easily use to describe the modern Christmas experience. But Advent is a reminder to pause and ponder the depths to which God's love is gloriously displayed. So pause and worship this King born to set you free!...
Christmas comes at the end of the calendar year, but the Christmas story is just the start of all that God seeks to accomplish in and through those He came to save. Just like everything He does, there is purpose in the method in which He stepped into our circumstances. And it all leads us to rejoice in the God who comes for us!...
Mary's Magnificat may have a strange name to our ears, but it is pure worship from the mother of Christ. Young, probably scared and of next to no importance up until these moments, Mary is deemed highly blessed and favored by God. If He would know and honor someone in her position, what's stopping Him from the same in your life?...Keep Reading
Each Advent season, we are reminded afresh of the joy inherent in the Christmas story. We look back and see all Christ has done for us and in us. In these things, we rejoice, and we aren't the only ones! Let's spread that joy around this season!...Keep Reading
Impossible is not a word that hinders God, and that should be a tremendous encouragement for us in the year we've endured and the future we look toward. He is not phased by our circumstances....Keep Reading
Mary continues to be an encouragement for believers today. That first Christmas wasn't a piece of cake for her. It wasn't what it has become for us. For her, it probably looked and felt a lot more like what 2020 has been....Keep Reading
In today's world, listening can prove difficult. But when we do actually hear, how will we respond?...Keep Reading
The answer to the old song "Mary, Did You Know" is really quite simple. Yes, she knew in part because she was told. But what she didn't understand, what she had no vision for at such a young age and after so much silence from God, filled her with fear. Yet, she acknowledged her fears and lack of vision but humbled herself in following the Lord. How can we do likewise?...Keep Reading
Anticipation is part of the holiday season. We look forward to gifts and hope for an assortment of blessings. But the same should be true of our anticipation of Christ to come....Keep Reading
The lineage of Jesus tells an amazing story that unfolds in the pages of Scripture. And one of the best parts is believers are now part of that lineage, and it's only the start of the adventure!...Keep Reading
Advent is a special season, and ever person has a story to tell. Enjoy these daily devotionals penned by the people of Meadowood as we experience this holiday season together in 2020....Keep Reading