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Friday 23 December 2011

A Christmas Journey for Spiritual Sundays

Hello dear friends in bloggy land and welcome to my last post for Spiritual Sundays this year!

I wanted to share something meaningful which related to the birth of our Lord Jesus when I came upon this wonderful devotional written by Dave Egner from Our Daily Bread.

Christmas Journey

How far is it from Nazareth to Bethlehem? If you're in Pennsylvania, it's about 9 miles and takes about 10 minutes by car. But if you're in Nazareth of Galilee, and you're traveling along with your pregnant wife, as Joseph was, it's about 80 miles to Bethlehem. That journey probably took Joseph and Mary about a week, and they didn't stay in a nice hotel when they got there. All Joseph could find was a stall in a stable, and that's where Mary delivered " her first-born Son." {Luke 2:7}

But the journey for the infant Jesus was much farther than 80 miles. He left His place in heaven at God's right hand, came to earth, and accepted our humanity.
Eventually, He was stretched out on a cross to die, and He was buried in a borrowed tomb.

But the journey was not over. He conquered death, left the tomb, walked again among men, and ascended to heaven. Even that is not the journey's end. Someday He will return as King of kings and Lord of lords.

As you take a Christmas journey this month, reflect on the journey Jesus made for us. He came from heaven to earth to die for us, making salvation available through His death on the cross and His glorious Resurrection.

Praise God for that first Christmas journey!


Thank you Charlotte for hosting Spiritual Sundays each week. The Lord bless you and your family especially at this lovely time of year!

And from my home to yours, Merry Christmas and may you and your loved ones be blessed this coming New Year with Good Health & Happiness.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi