3rd Jan, 2018 Day 3

Matthew 2:19- 3:13

This portion of the Bible seems to be very important part in the history of mankind. If we pay careful attention to every scripture we will understand what a thrilling story it was and how our GOD is of perfect timings.

While there was good news that saviour of the world was born there was great havoc in Herod’s palace. Jerusalem was filled with agony of thousands of mothers who lost their innocent babies in bargain of killing the saviour of the world but GOD in HIS supreme power worked out everything so well.

Joseph seem to be quite nervous and reluctant from the beginning but GOD finally warned HIM. There is lot of attention given to Mary which she definitely deserves but we cannot ignore the fact that in spite of humongous pressure on Joseph “he chose to fear unseen GOD over seen cruel king”.

Lets put ourselves in place of Jospeh. What kind of choice we will make today? We all have fear of something on this earth but we also have to make a choice- whether I will give in to the fear I have or I will choose to fear unseen GOD so HE will use me for HIS plan. At the other hand John the Baptist was bold, blunt and radical in nature. GOD used him to introduce The Messiah of the World.

However yours and mine nature is- nervous, timid like Joseph or bold and daring like John please do not regret or feel ashamed about it. Because GOD in HIS perfect ability will use you the way you are.

The only condition is we choose the fear of GOD over the fear of this world.

Finally the question that tickled my mind is – What actually made the Heavenly FATHER so pleased about JESUS even though there is no account of HIS any preaching, teaching and miracles! Here is what I have found- GOD is not really pleased in our achievements and success but HE is well pleased when we obey HIM!

May GOD grant us the wisdom and understanding to let HIM use us the way we are and condition our hearts to obey HIM.

In JESUS name Amen…

Swapnil Pardeshi

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