KARLA LEES

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

We don’t always take a close enough glimpse at one person in the Christmas story whom I can relate to the most. Because like me, Joseph appears to have wondered at the whys of Jesus. Why, Mary? Why Mary?! Why this way, God? Why now? Why me? Why? ‘Why’ is a question we can all see …

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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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We observed a star in the eastern sky that signaled his birth…. Matthew 2:2 A bright star appeared in the eastern skies to herald the newborn King. God didn’t leave anything out in trying to reach humanity. The scholarly Magi, exceptionally intelligent and scientifically gifted, were entralled with the wonder of this star. Why did …

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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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The Christmas story is filled with awkward. What else would you expect from a family tree which includes a prostitute, foreigners, broken relationships, wars, and a king or two… A story with key people whose dreams came true, but in ways they didn’t anticipate: Zechariah & Elizabeth having John in their later years.  Not arriving …

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This title would not let me go: Womb with a view. What else would you call it? Jesus, one third of the Trinity, enfolded His divinity with the help of Holy Spirit and became flesh, bone & blood in a virgin’s womb. Wow. Just that action, a flash of a nanomoment in human time, sent …

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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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About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was governor of Syria. Everyone had to travel to his own ancestral hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from the Galilean town of Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David’s town, for …

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