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The First Noel

Nineteenth Day of Advent, 2013

Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? (James 2:5 NIV)

ShepherdsOne of the amazing facts about Jesus’ birth is to whom God chose to announce His coming. The first on the list were the shepherds. They smelled like their sheep. They had bad reputations for not complying with Jewish laws, namely keeping the Sabbath. They had to tend their sheep even on holy days. By this time, the Pharisees had made strict laws including how many steps were permissible to take on the Sabbath…laws that were nearly impossible to keep. Thereby, the shepherds were considered Israel’s lowlife. Not fit to be in the presence of the respectable people of the day.

Yet, God chose the shepherds.

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Enjoy the sounds of Christmas as you prepare for Jesus’ Second Advent.

See you in a twinkling,

Brenda K. Hendricks

Angels from the Realms of Glory

Fifth Day of Advent 2013

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. (Psalm 100:2 NIV)

Celebrating Life Eternal  4 WebAgain today, we hear the call to worship the Christ child. But how do we worship on a daily basis? I suppose, if we searched hard enough, we could find a different church for every day of the week. Do we have to attend church to worship? Can we or should we worship in our homes? What forms of worship honor God?

Maybe the definition of worship would help us understand what we are called to do. Then we can figure out how to do it. Read more and view Angels from the Realms of Glory

Enjoy the sounds of Christmas as you prepare for Jesus’ second coming.

See you in a twinkling,

Brenda K. Hendricks