After-Christmas Gifts

I love this post for its truth — truth about the story of Jesus, truth about its relevance today. Thank you, Pastor Baker!

The Recovering Legalist

“And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshiped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.” – Matthew 2:11


Part of the Christmas story can be found in the book of Matthew, the first book in the New Testament. There, in chapter two, we read of several wise men, Magi, who followed the star till it rested over the place where the young Jesus was living.

But what most people fail to notice is that only the shepherds came to visit Jesus while he was still a baby in a manger. The Magi came later, once they were living “in the house” and Jesus was a “young child.” And, based on Herod’s decree that all male children 2 years old and…

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Memorizing Scripture: Worship

Originally published by Church on Morgan, Daily Rhythm Reflection, December 12, 2017.  This month we’re focusing on memorizing scripture. Our brains often feel so jammed full of stuff that memorization seems too difficult and unnecessary…thank you, Google Why make this part of your daily rhythm? Last week’s answer was wisdom; this week’s is worship. It …