Fasting is abstinence from food and privileges for a defined period in order to seek God’s face.
Have you ever had one of those days when you feel as if there is nothing right in your life?
God’s love is a great experience to me. I feel loved and cared for by Him as he understands my problems and everything, I go through on a day by day basis.
Many people adopted other cultures whilst divisions arose amongst religious leaders leading to various denominations and sects competing for prestige – think Pharisees and Sadducees
The amazing thing is that it is not another self-help book! – The message of Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection is all about grace – unmerited favour.
Of course the shepherds quickly made their way to see Jesus. How privileged were those shepherds? Not just to be visited by an angel and told the good news, but to be one of the first people to ever meet Jesus Christ our Saviour! Not surprisingly it had huge impact on them.
The Almighty is our gentle God. Isaiah paints a tender picture of our God the Shepherd gathering lost and directionless lambs in His warm, big and mighty arms, cuddling them close to His heart. The Shepherd remembers the parents too – those with little ones, weary and tired, sleepless and having no time for themselves. Nothing escapes the notice of the gentle Shepherd.
Perhaps you are feeling hopeless at this time year and without direction, stumbling around in the dark. Open your eyes to the light that Jesus brings, gives us hope in this dark world of ours.