Think with me on just a few women in the Bible who experienced sorrow, disappointment or testing in their lives and then God’s mercy was manifest. Do you recall Anna the prophetess mentioned in the book of Luke? She had been a widow for many years and had dedicated her life to God’s work in the temple, looking forward to the coming Messiah, but at her advanced age surely not expecting that He would come in her lifetime. And then Jesus’ parents brought him to the temple to present him to the Lord and hope within Anna’s heart sprang to life and God poured out His tender mercies on her and allowed her to hold His son in her arms. All those barren years of widowhood were forgotten with one touch of the baby’s tiny fingers. God’s mercy to Anna took the form of a small baby.
by crucifixion. For Mary, mercy took the form of seeing her son, Jesus Christ, raised to life and the veracity of his claims as divinity verified many times over.
|Bible message by Shari Hervold|
The ABCs of Salvation.
A-DMIT you're a sinner.
B-ELIEVE God did something about your sinthrough Jesus.C-OMMIT to trusting Christ and Christ alonefor the forgiveness of sin.D-O IT TODAY!
Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!