The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us" (Matthew 1:23).
The Lord Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the impossible: "a virgin shall be with child." We must therefore expect He will continually accomplish such grace in our lives, and in this day. What will He do in us and through us that transcends earthly reality? Perhaps we will know, or perhaps our left hand will not perceive the doings of His right hand. Whatever the case, "with God, nothing shall be impossible" because all His works involve the Christ who fulfills that which seemingly cannot be done (Luke 1:37).
Do we expect such Divine working in our heart and life? We should. We can. We must. "My expectation is from Him" (Psalm 62:5). Indeed, the Christian life by definition involves anticipation of God's Heavenly presence and involvement as known in the earthly realities of our present existence. "I will dwell in them and walk in them" promises the infinite God regarding His trusting children in Christ (II Corinthians 6:16). We must therefore expect the unexpected in this day and lifetime. We must believe that our Lord will accomplish that which cannot be done according to human understanding and perception. Much of such grace will likely take place in ways behind the scenes, under the surface, and in the shadows. Some will shine brightly before our eyes, and within our hearts. Either way, our calling involves the faith that looks for virgins to conceive and the Lord Jesus to be manifested as "God with us."
The living God dwells within and among us. In this day. In this moment. Eternity in time. The Infinite in the finite. God in humanity. Scripture proclaims from Genesis to Revelation the glory that transcends earthly realities and perceptions. "A virgin shall be with child." Such wonder happened long ago in the womb of Mary. It will happen today in countless bestowals of our Lord's loving and involved presence. We may not see most what He accomplishes. But we can surely see some, and an expectant heart prepares us to behold mangers where a Child that seemingly should not exist lies before us in quiet glory and splendor.
"I will look for Him."
"The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."
Weekly Memory Verse
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ."