Don't go back_Count Down Day 11


Don’t go Back- Count Down Day 11

I think I am finally getting the hang of this rejoicing in the Lord! I know I went through my initial days of feeling lost, or behind but now that we have reached today I think I can handle the Christmas Season and celebrate Jesus!

Today at church the preacher spoke on the following scriptures. The Wise Men, of whom there may have been more than three, went to Herod at first but then after being warned in a dream God gave them decided not to go back to Herod in order to keep Jesus safe. The wisest thing they did was to go home another way.

It is important that we follow the path God gives us and do not look back, do not try to go back through the danger we came from. The Lord Jesus left us with the Holy Spirit so that we have that constant companion to remind us via Himself when we are about to go the wrong way. We can read all about it, in His Word! Let’s read these verses in Matthew Chapter 2

Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.”

 King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem.  He called a meeting of the leading priests and teachers of religious law and asked, “Where is the Messiah supposed to be born?”

 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they said, “for this is what the prophet wrote:  ‘And you, O Bethlehem in the land of Judah,  are not least among the ruling cities of Judah, for a ruler will come from you who will be the shepherd for my people Israel.”

 Then Herod called for a private meeting with the wise men, and he learned from them the time when the star first appeared. Then he told them, “Go to Bethlehem and search carefully for the child. And when you find him, come back and tell me so that I can go and worship him, too!”

After this interview the wise men went their way. And the star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. When it was time to leave, they returned to their own country by another route, for God had warned them in a dream not to return to Herod. Matthew 2:1-12

Let’s try to listen to God and follow the directions in His Word and celebrate Jesus! Try to keep a good attitude and sing worship songs this week when things get stressful. Find a way to focus on God by starting the day in prayer and reading the Bible,

In His Love,

Teresa Wilson