I’ve been thinking about Doubting Thomas lately. Thomas, the infamous disciple, who couldn’t believe that Christ had risen from the dead until he saw and touched the scars in the palms of His savior’s hands, leads me to consider how I sometimes struggle to believe, to have faith.
It seems sort of silly now, but I recently thought that I might be pregnant. This wasn’t something that my husband and I were expecting, so the symptoms I seemed to be feeling came as a bit of a shock.
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In the 22nd chapter of Genesis, Abraham proclaims the faithfulness of God to provide by calling Him; Jehovah-Jireh (Gen. 22:14): a Hebrew name that literally means; The Lord will see to it. We would say The One Who provides.
In the past couple of years, this truth has taken on new significance for me and my family. Since our call to full time Missions work; my family has been asked of God over and over again to take brave and bold steps of faith. And each time I feel the need to
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In my studies of our Jewish heritage I found a teaching by a Messianic Rabbi about being a disciple and how they were chosen. He said at the time Jesus was choosing the twelve, all the young men that were of the age to study under Rabbis were chosen by those Rabbis and those that were not chosen went on to work for their livelihood. This was a great honor to be chosen. It meant they saw potential in that person and traits such as intellect and talents. This man
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“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us…” John 1:14a (NKJV)
I’ve heard this verse over and over…especially during the Christmas season. But what does this mean when I really stop and meditate on it?
My Divine Heavenly Father became a lowly human and walked on this earth…for me.
I cannot not even fathom such love. Especially for someone…like me.
I love how Max Lucado describes God becoming man:
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