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The Way He Rolls

  • While they were there, the day had come for her to give birth. She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a feeding trough, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7 WEB.

    While his wife gave birth in a stable, the strong smell of farm animals permeated the air around them. Joseph, the carpenter, had to contemplate their situation. I grew up on a farm and know what the "fragrance of nature" smells like. It's not a pleasant aroma.

    Joseph and Mary had to make an emergency trip to his hometown of Bethlehem because of the Roman census. When they arrived, the town was filled with other travelers like them. So they tried to stay at the inn, but there was no room. All the houses were full as well. No one would take them in.

    Mary started having labor pains, and she probably tried to keep it to herself at first. People talked about them and gave "knowing" looks when they passed by, for Mary was nine months pregnant, but they were not fully married yet. That would have been scandalous.

    The labor pains increased to the point of an emergency, and someone pointed them to a nearby stable. So the baby Jesus was born into the world and laid in a feeding trough. Those were some very humble circumstances for the King of Kings. Joseph had to think: "Not like this, God would never allow this to happen."

    Humble, Simple, Glorious, that's the way He rolls. God chose such a lowly entrance for His precious Son that very few people recognized Him at all. Thousands of years in the planning, this was God's way of breaking the hold of sin that had held mankind since the first Adam. God so loved us that He gave His only begotten Son to redeem us, to buy us back, to do what we were unable to do.

    Few people recognize the Lord when He shows up today, for they are looking over His head or right on past Him. As a people, we tend to like shiny, powerful, and wealthy things. Yet, the outcast, the downtrodden, the black sheep we ignore, those are the ones who recognized Jesus. Sinners flocked to Him in droves. So let us never become so holy that we no longer recognize God and His heart for reaching the lost.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please let me see the world through Your eyes and feel what You feel. Touch my spirit and heal me. Change my heart, and let me never be the same. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
February 23, 2022
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah!! Thank you Lord Jehovah!❤️
February 23, 2022
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes please Lord Jesus, amen.

February 23, 2022
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father thank You for loving me

February 23, 2022
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen Thank You.

February 23, 2022
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

February 23, 2022
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: February 23, 2022

Amen.  Heavenly Father, Thank you for each blessing you have graciously given me.  I THANK YOU.  AMEN

February 23, 2022
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

February 23, 2022
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen 

February 23, 2022
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

February 23, 2022
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

February 23, 2022
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen I pray God blesses you all

February 23, 2022
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

February 23, 2022
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

February 23, 2022
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Heavenly Father for your only Son . Jesus. Heal my body today, Amen 

February 23, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen Yes Lord..

February 23, 2022
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Your will be done. Amen!

February 23, 2022
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen , Yes Lord;  Pastor Dion , when you have time please. 

         I have a question , someone ask , What is the difference 

          between Jehova and God .? is there any .? God bless you and Sylvia .

            

February 23, 2022
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thanks, Pastor Dion, for sharing a new perspective on Joseph and his possible thinking. God's ways are so inexplicable and irrational to our ingrained egocentric thinking. Lord, help me percieve and make decisions through Your eyes and will. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen

February 23, 2022
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen!! Thank you for this devotion today.

February 23, 2022
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

I really enjoyed this devotional. Especially the notion of anyone being "too holy" for God!

February 23, 2022
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Yes Lord, change my heart, amen!

February 24, 2022
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen,hallelujah,praise the lord!

February 24, 2022