Tuesday, November 3, 2015

51 Days until Christmas!!

Can you believe it is November 3rd?  Where has the year gone??  If you are like me, the busy of the everyday has caused this year to go by in a flash!  I work full time, I attend college full time, my husband has his own business and we have four furbabies...so I get busy!  However, this time of the year, I really try hard to slow down and savor the moments and for just awhile hope to make time cease to rush by so darn quickly.

That is where this devotional The Christmas Story in 40 Days comes in.  For just a few minutes each day, I envelop myself in scripture and am seeing the story of the Christ child from perspectives I have never thought about before.  I have read the familiar verses in Luke many, many times, however, this devotional is making those words come alive in ways they have not before.  This is the hallmark of a good devotional!  Making you think deeper, putting yourself in their shoes.  Here is a good example:

It so happened that as Zachariah was carrying out his
priestly duties before God, working the shift assigned
to his regiment, it came his one turn in life to enter the
sanctuary of God and burn incense. The congregation was 
gathered  and praying outside the Temple at the 
hour of the incense offering. 
Unannounced, an angel of God appeared just to the right 
of the altar of incense. Zachariah was paralyzed in fear. Luke 1:8-12 

Do you see it?  Those last five words...in his shoes would you have reacted any differently?  I probably would have passed out!  Can you imagine it...an angel of the Lord, appearing with a Word just for you from God himself.  It gives me chills!  If you want to hear what the writer said about this passage, go to  Amazon and buy your copy today!  It will enrich your Christmas season!

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