After seeing the reaction of those around them to the Mesaiah, the wisemen could have been discouraged with the reaction of Jerusalem to Jesus birth, but notice what the Bible says about their response in Luke 2:9,10. "When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with e...

They came from the east, and they had one thing on their mind.  A caravan of camels loaded down with supplies and a few precious gifts, jangling on the sides.  On a few of the camels rode some very nicely dressed men.  From the first view, it could be seen that these were high men of rank.  It was night and the Jerusalem streets were silent.  There was no haggling and barganing going on in the market place, or people conversin...

Life can be difficult and down right rotten at times.  So how is it possible to combat the day to day stress?  There is but one way to do that. Jesus has the answer: "Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."  How do we seek Him first?  By spending time with Him in His Word.  God wants to take each one of us on a journey away from our worries and ca...

Playing the piano is a great way for me to relax. Creating different renditions of traditional Christian songs, is a favorite pastime of mine.  About a week ago, I was needing a way to relax from a hard day’s work, so I went to the piano and sat down to play.  I was enjoying myself quite well, playing those songs, when all of a sudden, I noticed someone standing next to me as I played.  It was my little daughter, who is about...

Have you ever been in a cave before? Something amazing and terrible happens when a person takes  flashlight into the middle of the cave and turns it off.  One minute, everything exists around you bathed in the little bit of light in your hand eminating from the small device.  The next moment you click a button with your thumb at the bottom of the flashlight and everything is swallowed in immense darkness.  The darkness is so t...

The human heart can be a very tumultuous place at times. Like an ocean that is constantly raging, throwing walls of water high into the air. Towering wave after towering wave can make it hard to navigate the area. I can remember going on a boat ride to go deep sea fishing. As the boat slowly made it's way through the calm waters, expectation and excitement was in the air. My family and I had our minds on the great fish that we...

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