(January 01, 2022) Carol Round reflects…
I know, I know… Christmas is over! But on Christmas morning, as I was reading one of my daily devotionals, something I’d never thought about grabbed my attention. Forty days and forty years are significant in the Bible. However, while reading my devotional, the number forty weeks was mentioned.
The devotional, written by O.S. Hawkins, appears in his book titled, The Believer’s Code. He writes, ‘Jesus came to earth as a helpless, tiny seed planted in the womb of a young Jewish virgin. Forty weeks later, Jesus was born in a filthy stable.’
When I googled the length of a pregnancy, I discovered differing opinions for this gestation time. Some sites base the time period on the number of days in a month. However, according to several sites, the average length of pregnancy is counted at 40 weeks.
Jesus wasn’t average!
We know, however, that Jesus wasn’t your average child. Born of a virgin as God’s only Son, He came to save us from ourselves. ‘Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!’ (2 Corinthians 9:15).
GLEANINGS (April 9, 2017):
- USA/POLAND – Only a young girl, but she sacrificially saved many!
- GROVE, OK – God always has a plan
‘GOD BLESSED MY HANDS TO SAVE MANY LIVES’
Mark Ellis shares yet another good news report …
Irene Gut Opdyke was only a teenager when Hitler’s Panzer divisions overran her beloved Poland, separating the young nursing student from her family, and launching her on a mission a Catholic girl with Aryan features might never have imagined – rescuing Jews from certain death.
‘God blessed my hands to save many lives,’ she said shortly before her passing in 2003. She was honoured by the Israeli Holocaust Commission in 1982 as one of the ‘Righteous Among the Nations,’ a title given to non-Jews who risked their lives by aiding and saving Jews during the Holocaust.
Irene wrote a book about her ordeal, In My Hands (Random House), a riveting tale of heroism and survival under perilous conditions. (more…)
Andrew Corbett reminds us that of this reality …
The capstone of the accounts of Jesus life, ministry, and redemptive work is John’s gospel.
It is quite possibly the most profound book in the Bible. It opens with the same three words that the entire Bible commences with – ‘In the beginning.’ (more…)
Missionary statesman George Forbes boldly declares: God has always had a plan!
He planned everything from eternity to eternity.
His plan for this world is on schedule and there is nothing that can change his purpose or thwart his plan. This is not fatalism, but rather, recognition of the authority of the Sovereign God who loves this world. That is… he loves people and has a plan for them. A plan for every people.