The Second Week of Advent: Faith
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The Bethlehem Candle-Faith

“But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel.  His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity.”          Micah 5:2

This week we light the first and second candles of advent.  For years before the Savior was born there were faithful people in Israel who trusted that God would do what He had promised, bring a Redeemer.  And then in turn, Mary and Joseph had faith that all the crazy things they were told would happen would come true, AND that it would all be okay and glorifying to God.  Can you imagine having an angel come to you, saying that you are going to have a baby (and you haven’t even been alone with a man) and NOT freaking out, or arguing with him?!?!  What a woman.

This may not be the most exciting time for you, there may be things happening in your life that you wish weren’t, but though it all you can be sure that God sees.  He knows and cares and will take care of everything if you let Him.  Be blessed, dear friends.

What would you have said to the angel?

 

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About Erin Phelan

Born and raised in western Michigan, Erin came to Polyface first as an intern in the summer of 2009. While here she met and got to know Grady Phelan, an apprentice at the time. The next spring they were married and after a couple years in Oklahoma they are back, working as sub-contractors for Polyface. Erin keeps herself busy with the jobs of a wife and mother, as well as helping with the animals, gardening, sewing, cooking, baking, knitting and reading.
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One Response to The Second Week of Advent: Faith

  1. Linda R. Chamberlain says:

    Seriously, the story of Mary is an amzing one. It could have been any young lady, engaged, but sexually pure.
    The first thing the angel told her, was “Fear not…” I know had a “man” just walked into my room, let alone tell me I was going to have a baby, I would have likely been hysterical!