Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.20.13

Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in Judea during the time when Herod was king. After Jesus was born, some wise men from the east came to Jerusalem. They asked people, “Where is the child who has been born to be the king of the Jews? We saw the star that shows he was born. We saw it rise in the sky in the east and have come to worship him.”
 When King Herod heard about this, it upset him as well as everyone else in Jerusalem. Herod called a meeting of all the leading Jewish priests and teachers of the law. He asked them where the Messiah would be born.
 Matthew 2:1-4 ERV
 Father protect me from my fears and from those who do or would fear my growth and success. Amen.
 The power of Jesus and what his birth represented to the masses threatened the way of life for thousands, threatened those who thought they were destined to lead, and caused an immediate ripple in the ‘waves’.
 Re-read the above verses.
 King Herod, Jewish priests and teachers of the law came together fearing the end of their reign and control over the people. They were plotting and planning against a child. A child. They knew his power. They knew he was the son of God. They knew he would see straight through them and see them for who they truly were. They knew that the masses would follow and serve him. How amazing, yet pitifully sad is that?
 In our own lives we will have people who fear our growth, development, and success. We will have people who will want and seek ways to bring about our failure. This is just one reason to stay prayed up and keep your eyes on the Lord. Enjoy your day and weekend.
 Lovingly your sister in Christ,
 Copyright 2013. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, unless otherwise noted.

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