Day 31 – A Kingdom with no end. “A father to the fatherless, a defender of the widows – this is God, whose dwelling is holy. He sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.” Psalm 68:5-6 Baby Jesus grew up. But his story does not end after the Christmas season is over. It is only beginning, and his Kingdom has no end. The Gospel of John was written by John, a fisherman and personal friend and disciple of Jesus. John was part of Jesus’ inner circle of Peter, James, and John. He witnessed the Transfiguration of Christ, was there during the Crucifixion, and was asked by Jesus to take care of his mother Mary when Jesus was dying […]
Day 30 – Three prophecies complete the birth story of the Messiah. These three prophecies complete the birth story of the Messiah: 1. Matthew 2:15 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet (Hosea), saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.” The Wise Men finished worshiping the child Jesus and departed for home, being warned in a dream not to return by way of King Herod. Joseph was also told by an angel of the Lord to take the Child and his mother and flee to Egypt by night, because Herod wanted to destroy the child Jesus. 2. Matthew 2:17-18 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying: “A voice […]
Day 29 – Wise men worship Jesus. Matthew 2:9-12 And there it was – the star they had seen in the east! It led the Wise Men until it came and stopped above the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed beyond measure. Entering the house, they saw the child with Mary His mother, and falling to their knees, they worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their own country by another route. Let us worship Jesus the way the Wise Men did. They gave Him their treasures which they […]
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.