Tuesday, March 14, 2017

December Prayer Letter

December 2016

Dear Praying Friends,

She was due at any moment, but the government required them both to make the eight to ten day journey. There was no option, she couldn’t stay home; so she accompanied her husband and consequently went into labor in the strange city without a room or house to give birth in.  Contrary to appearances, God was in control of not only the timing of the trip but also where her child would be born. 

2,000 years ago, Mary gave birth to our Savior in a stable.  Not exactly where any of us would want to have our children born or our wives deliver, yet this was all in God’s plan even down to the place where Christ was born – Bethlehem, as was prophesied in the Old Testament book of Micah.  Only the poor shepherds searched and found the new born Savior that night; the rest of the world ignored the signs in the heavens, the prophesies of the Scriptures and the testimony of the eye witnesses.

Sort of sounds like today, doesn’t it?  Most people don’t even think about the One whose birthday we are supposed to be celebrating.  Even many Christians get so caught up in the “spirit of the season” that they forget to bring the most precious gift to the Savior.  Just like the shepherds, we should kneel before the Savior in humility to worship Him who deserves all honor and glory.  Despite the world’s example, let us seek and find the King and give Jesus the worship He so rightly deserves.

Kneeling before the Savior,

Mark Hale

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