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So what's the real beauty? The whole picture.
Nothing great ever happens without opposition.
It's almost Christmas - so I'll use that example. Mary faced great opposition to say Yes to be the Mother of God Incarnate. She was an unmarried teenager. Her fiance was ready to dismiss her quietly - though he could have had her stoned. She risked ridicule, judgement, public shame, and even death to say yes to the glory God wanted to bring through her. And then there's JC, just trying to be born, and who has room for him in their inn? Herod was so pissed about him even coming into the world that he slaughtered every male child under the age of 2, just to stomp out the threat to his own glory that was made by this "newborn king". The family had to flee into Egypt, etc. etc. The life of Christ is filled with opposition, judgement from others, rejection, and wrong expectations. If he had lived worrying about living up to the expectations of people, he would have never accomplished what he did - but he changed the world forever.
|My dear friend Karen shared this with me|
It's on my phone wall paper until it's written
on my heart.
|Another treasure from Karen!|