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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Come, Thou long expected Jesus Born to set Thy people free From our fears and sins release us Let us find our rest in Thee. The people of Israel had been waiting…while in captivity in Babylon, through their rebuilding of their homeland, during the Roman occupation. Messiah?! When are You coming to deliver us? And …

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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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We left off with Joseph & Mary on the long trek to Bethlehem. Still on the road… I wonder if Mary asked,  “Are we there yet?!” as her womb started sending signals it was full and had had enough. I wonder how sick of leading the donkey and being on his feet all day Joseph …

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When we left off yesterday, Mary was staying with Elizabeth…for a three month stay. Since Gabriel showed up when Elizabeth was 6 month’s pregnant (Luke 1:26), I believe Mary was there when the next good news arrived in the Advent story- the birth of John. Why do I consider this good news? 1) John was …

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