Jesus is our ultimate example in all things. His birth is the ultimate example of a prophetic promise fulfilled. Some of the greatest revelatory voices of all time prophesied the details of Jesus’ birth; Micah, Isaiah, Daniel, Jeremiah, Hosea and Judges just to name a few.
Consider the account of Jesus’ birth… The timing and circumstances of his birth were inconvenient to say the least. The pregnancy itself was socially unacceptable. The delivery was no doubt painful, very painful. This greatest of gifts came in an immature, infant form. As amazing as this gift was to all of mankind, there wasn’t any room for it. The setting and surroundings of this promises’ fulfillment were extremely messy and it was acommapined by supernatural signs and wonders.
Jesus’ birth is proof that our Father keeps his promises and He will keep his promises to you. It just might come in unexpected ways. It might be smaller than you thought it would be. It very well may be messier than you expected. It might be surrounded by crap and there may not be any room for it. If this is your story, be of good cheer, this just might be God at work in your life.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
© Tom Zawacki 2007
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