Emmanuel’s Story: We Approach the Throne

I’ve always loved the story of Cinderella. A poor, abused, orphan girl–completely separated from the prince because of her state as a peasant–is welcomed into the royal family. The wall of position is broken down. She is free to approach the prince, love him, and be loved by him without fear. It reminds me of 

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Emmanuel’s Story: Forever Shepherd King

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. Luke 1:8 Have you ever thought about why the angels appeared to shepherds? I mean, why shepherds? There must be a reason. Imagine those shepherds. Such a dirty job. Lonely. Nothing glorious about prodding a flock of stubborn, 

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Sweet Waters: A River, A Plague, and a Savior

It all started with Joseph. Remember? He’s the one who brought the children of his father Israel down to Egypt. It was a good thing, of course. He saved their race and God used him to sustain the line of the seed of the woman (remember the promise in Gen. 3:15 of the coming savior?) 

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