KARLA LEES

SHARING HOPE TO THE HURTING, THE BROKEN & THE LONELY.

After the wise men were gone, God’s angel showed up again in Joseph’s dream and commanded, “Get up. Take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt. Stay until further notice. Herod is on the hunt for this child, and wants to kill him.” Joseph obeyed. He got up, took the child and his …

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There was once a king. Not born a king, but appointed. A very paranoid king, he wiped out all opposition to his throne, real or perceived: at least one wife, one son, a few other relations. He was known as the butcher in some circles. His name? Herod. image from the Nativity Story Not to …

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There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just …

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There was another sight to wonder at, besides the star illuminating Jesus had been born…. There were shepherds camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce …

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…because there was no room in the hostel. Luke 2:7 MSG Not only was there no room at the hotels or inns in Bethlehem, but the B&Bs & hostels were also all full. It appears that the Carpenters (coz doesn’t that seem like a good fit for Joseph & Mary’s last name?!) arrived in town …

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I was very struck by God’s choice of Mary. Not because I don’t think she was a good choice, but because she wasn’t the obvious choice. Most of us, if we are honest, would have chosen a gal more like Elizabeth: wise in experience, settled, already married. Not a teenager still living at home. But …

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