After their incredibly long journey to the city of Bethlehem, Mary and Joseph started looking for a place to stay the night. Beaten down, tired and weary from the trek across the rough terrain, all in the name of paying the King's taxes, and taking part in the first census of mankind. Mary and Joseph finally arrive at Bethlehem.
Everyone that had been born in the City of David, was back in town for the required census.
They found out real quick, there was only one Inn for the town, and it was full.
His wife, filled with the time of child, needed a place to lay down, so Joseph begged the Inn keeper to let them stay in the manger. The Inn keeper had compassion on them, and opened the manger for Mary and Joseph.
A manger is where the animals of the guests would be kept, watered, and fed. Like what most of us call a barn. There would be hay, and water for the beasts of burden, also there would be very little in the way of sanitation.
Stop and think of the smells, the sounds of the different animals, and the complete lack of comfort that would await you there.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
On this day, over two thousand and eleven years ago, a woman was traveling with her husband. Not just any woman, the chosen hand maiden of GOD.
Her comfort level was non existent by today's standard. Traveling on a colt donkey, with scarcely a woven blanket to cushion the movements of the animals stride, this very special lady was being led to the "City of David" by her Lord. To have his son, our Savior.
Approximately three weeks travel time on the back of an animal.
What are your complaints about today?
to be continued....
The government says 25 million, 18 million Protestants and six million Catholics. Independent estimates all agree this is a vast underestimate. A conservative figure is 60 million. There are already more Chinese at church on a Sunday than in the whole of Europe.Read the rest of the story HERE.
Our brothers ans sisters in China still need all of our prayers. GOD's work is being done.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
This is one of, if not THE best visual effects masters I have ever seen. His message is purely Christian, and he can reach anyone of any musical taste.
In this one video he shows you that whether you are a contemporary Christian music lover or you like your devotional music to be much more conservative, he can provide what you need.
By far and away the very best I have ever seen.