Monday, December 24, 2012
He is Almost Here!
Luke 2:15 NLV
At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. (This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) All returned to their own towns to register for this census. And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David's ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, his fiance, who was obviously pregnant by this time.
I have been thinking much lately about the state of our national government, here in the United States. The power the leaders take to themselves, as the headiness of a spirit of control takes over their reasoning, is frightening. But as I think of this passage in Luke, I am reminded that God is still in control. He used a proud and arrogant emperor to bring fulfillment of biblical prophecy.
Micah 5:2 NKJV
"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting."
Let us never forget, that God is working His purpose out. Rejoice! In all things give thanks!
Pray with me: Father, thank You for reminding me that You are on the throne. You alone know the beginning from the end and You have already triumphed. Thank You that we are right now seated in heavenly places with You, because of what Jesus did for us. Tonight we await with great expectation, once again, the celebration of Jesus' birth. Glory Abba! Amen!