“A Heart Prepared: Savor the Story of Christmas Advent Legacy Journal” took me on a different path today. Jesus, God in flesh has the ultimate power. He has control of creation and all our circumstances. Yet, He lowered Himself to be conceived into a fleshy form like you and me. He also did not make Himself physically attractive. He was a lowly carpenter born in an unsanitary manger. He was hated by many even when He was born hatred followed Him.
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. (Matthew 2:1-3)
With His power He gave me the gift of life. Because of Him I am beautiful even though I have experienced hatred because He made me a woman of color. Everywhere I go must fight off the concern of being accepted by others. Whether I am accepted or not my God accepts me and that is all that matters.
Juel A. Fitzgerald has a degree in English and is a Toastmaster trained public speaker, loves to travel, and walk long distances with friends. She writes in four blogs and is the author of “Lives of a Gem! God’s Treasured Possession”, “Bible Trek: Reading the Bible in Thirteen Weeks”, and “The Twelve: Fishers of Men”.
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- Heart Emissions – weekly spiritual devotionals.
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