Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Beyond Christmas (Section 6c of the Nameless Luke Advent Thingee)

You’re Not the Only Righteous One

The title may scare you. You may think you’re not righteous. That’s possible, even likely, but one of the fears about following God faithfully and passionately and without reserve is that you feel like you’re alone. Yesterday we looked at how Mary and Joseph were a righteous couple. They must have felt so alone. They were still bearing a huge weight. Few would believe their story and they’ve only received the encouragement of anonymous shepherds. But as they’ve walked in righteousness, as they’ve followed what God has called them to do, they encounter the fellowship of other faithful pilgrims.

Read Luke 2.25-40

What an amazing encouragement for Mary and Joseph! Who are the people in your lives that have been a great encouragement to you in your faith? Take some time over the next couple days to thank them for their investment in your life.

On the flip side, who are you investing in? Pray for God to direct you to, or bring someone in your life, who you can invest in. God has used examples in your own life. It might be time for you to step up and be one yourself.

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