Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Today's Guest Blogger, my Friend and Brother in Christ  John Ketchersid
Day 12 of the 30 Day Spiritual Adventure

I hope your daily time of reading, meditation, and prayer is going well. Today the devotional focuses on the simple man who was chosen to be the earthly father of Jesus Christ: Joseph.  He was a common man called to lead an uncommon life.

I think that is one of the great messages of Christmas: the Lord uses the ordinary to accomplish His extraordinary mission.

1 Corinthians 1:27 God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him.

Our Sun is called a Yellow Dwarf Star.  Let that sink in for a minute: a dwarf star.  Not exactly a description that engenders pride and confidence.  But it’s the center of our universe…well, our solar system…which is a tiny part of the Milky Way Galaxy…which is one of hundreds of billions of galaxies in the whole universe.  Small. Insignificant. Common.

Joseph is kind of a dwarf star.  He’s one in a long line of ordinary people that the Lord has used in His mission of extraordinary salvation.  And you know what?  We are next in line!  In our world that focuses on the big, powerful, and amazing, God chooses to use the insignificant folks like you and me!

on Tuesday, December 7, 2010

(Clark-I like this, Marney and I were just talking about insignificant we can feel when we consider all that God has made. And my friend David Ragsdale just put on his FB:
Believes it is better to be .....
A man of the great GOD
than to be A Great man of God.) 

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