Our Soul Waits…

“The Christmas message is that there is hope for a ruined humanity–hope of pardon, hope of peace with God, hope of glory–because at the Father’s will Jesus became poor, and was born in a stable so that thirty years later He might hang on a cross.” -J.I. Packer

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Gratitude: Thankfully There’s One

Gratitude!

Good ole Webster’s Dictionary defines it as “an emotion of the heart, excited by a favor or benefit received; a sentiment of kindness or goodwill towards a benefactor; thankfulness.”


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Jesus the Provider

When Jesus then saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” From that hour the disciple took her into his own household.” (John 19:26–27)

 

Before He released His spirit in death, Jesus had one last bit of business: take care of His mother.


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The Ministry of the Suffering Servant

“But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5, NASB95)

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King of the Jews

Regardless of public opinion, Jesus is the King of Heaven and Earth.

 

Dr. Howard Hendrick – theologian, pastor and professor – once said, “There was no identity crisis in the life of Jesus Christ. He knew who He was. He knew where He had come from and why He was here. And He knew where He was going.”


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