Matthew 2 verse 1-3
Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, "Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him." King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem.
Linda and I was eating our Thanksgiving dinner just the two of us and it just didn't seem like Thanksgiving. Because of this covid 19, families are not gathering together for traditional family times. It looks like Christmas may be the same. It made me think of the Grinch who tried to steal Christmas. This year December 2020 we have a mean one trying to steal Christmas. We all know who is behind all this and it is Satan himself. He has been trying to steal Christmas and it goes all the way back to the birth of Jesus. Satan is a liar and a thief and we must not let him steal Christmas from us this year or ever. Over 2000 years ago we had King Herod trying to not only steal but trying to kill Christmas.
Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, "Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him."
King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem. Then Herod called for a private meeting with the wise men, and he learned from them the time when the star first appeared. Then he told them, "Go to Bethlehem and search carefully for the child. And when you find him, come back and tell me so that I can go and worship him, too!" King Herod was a liar.
After this interview the wise men went their way. When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
When it was time to leave, they returned to their own country by another route, for God had warned them in a dream not to return to Herod. After the wise men were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up! Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother," the angel said. "Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is going to search for the child to kill him."
In the story of the Grinch who stole Christmas, the Grinch devised a wicked scheme to steal the Whos's Christmas presents, Christmas trees, decorations, and food. The Grinch's intention was to dump everything into the abyss.
The Scripture tells us in John 10:10 The thief comes to steal,to kill, and to destroy. Which is really bad news but there is more to this verse it also says that Jesus has come so that we might have live and life more abundantly.
That is God's plan for each and everyone of us. As you will hear in this month's CD "Living the Abundant Life" we can all have that abundant life that Jesus wants for us. Danny Crane's testimony even tells us how to accomplish that abundant life if we will just reach out and grab it. So we are praying for each and everyone of you as you listen to this powerful testimony you will take it to heart. Let us all make Jesus our King this year and worship Him in Spirit and Truth.
The Scripture Says And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: "Glory to God in the highest,And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!" We pray that this Christmas season that you will not let that mean ole grinch Satan steal your joy.
Yes we are still looking for songs for our Lonesome Road Vol # 4 CD which will be coming out in 2022. So send us your lyrics, finished songs, or just rough drafts for us to consider for our next project.
I logged over 4 million miles as a truck driver from 1972 - 2007 and I have written a lot of it in my songs. God has taken me off the road and put me into full time ministry, but I still have a heart for all you drivers out there.