Advent December 3, 2020
“I think we’re going to have an exceptionally good Christmas.
The very fact that every outward circumstance precludes us for making provision for it will show whether we can be content with what is truly essential.
I used to be very fond of thinking up and buying presents, but now that we have nothing to gift, the gift God gave us in the birth of Christ will seem all the more glorious.
The emptier our hands the better we understand what Luther meant by his dying words: “We are beggars it’s true. The poorer our quarters, the more clearly we perceive that our hearts should be Christ’s home on earth.” ”
This is a letter by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (written to fiancé Maria Von Wedemeyer while in a Nazi prison for his faith December 1, 1943. He was executed for his faith.)
In the place of Christ within our peaceful hearts, the name of Jesus is greater than anything beyond compare.
He has won our love and he shall wear it. We are more than conquerors through him that loved us! We shall cast down the powers of darkness which are in the world, by our faith and zeal and holiness.
We shall win sinners to Jesus, we shall overturn false systems, we shall convert nations, for God is with us, and none shall stand before us.
This evening let the Christian warrior chant the war song, and prepare for tomorrow’s fight.
“Greater is he that is in us then he that is in the world…” Charles Spurgeon
Psalm 15:8 — The LORD is mighty in battle.
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the USA and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.