A “Mini-Advent” reading


This “messenger” idea is actually one of the main tasks of angels in the Bible.  They were the messengers of God. Often when they appeared the first words they said were “Do not be afraid!’  This was probably because everyone there WAS afraid!

The angels in the Word of God seem to have been terrifying.  Men fainted and women cried when they realized they were talking with an angel.  After all, angels were the ministers of judgment sent from God.

When God really wants to make a point, expect angels to make it.  Both biblical and modern day events shout this out loud!

Throughout the years God has graciously sent “angelic visitors” to shake away the dullness of our souls and the slowness of our faith.  Some of us have our own stories, and this is the time to tell them!

But be careful! Even if angels, make messages supernatural, they are still simply the “delivery servants” of God!

It’s the message itself that counts.  And that message is this:

“The Son of God has become human so that humans might become children of God.  The possibility of our total transformation can take place by the living God, creating new birth in the human heart and forming Christ within us,”    WOW! (see Galatians 4:19).

This is what needs to capture the imaginations and hearts of people!

May we live this Christmas season echoing the submissive and humble words of Mary after Gabriel tells her of the plan and will of God for her life, regardless of the judgments and shaming of others, “May it be done to me just as you have said.”

Mini-Advent Devotional

“I marvel at the precious reality of our Lord and Savior’s taking on life as a human being.  If we begin by imagining Jesus’ foot in the womb, we can begin to relish with wonder and awe the reality of this gift.

We can picture Mary washing this little foot, right after giving birth to Jesus and laying him in the manger, unconcerned about the lowliness of that place.  We can imagine that this tiny foot became the foot which walked our earth.

With this foot, he learned to walk.  Perhaps this foot was sandaled most of his life.  Perhaps this foot was stubbed on the carpenter’s bench in Joseph’s workshop.  This is the foot which left home and headed to the Jordan to be baptized by John.

Of course, the sinful woman taught us about gratitude for his mercy by kissing and crying on this foot, and drying it with her hair.  This foot stumbled along the way to his Crucifixion, where this foot was nailed to a cross – all for us.  Oh Come!

Let US Adore and be in awe of Him!”


~ Mary Lindow ©

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” THE MESSENGER ” ~ Mary Lindow

Mary Lindow imageMary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others in all generations and careers or vocations to live and express excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She is a sought after keynote inspirational and humorous speaker and teacher throughout the United States internationally in Ministers conferences, International Spiritual leaders Conferences, and in National and International training seminars for various organizations.

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