Fear Not

Back in the mid-nineties I experience one of my darkest days of my life one spring afternoon. I received a phone call from my sister that my grandmother had a suffered a major heart, She had been taken to the hospital by mother and family and was not doing well. Shortly after receiving that call, my sister call back a few hours later to tell me some additional news that made things go from bad to worse. Our mother while at the hospital concerned about our grandmother’s health condition had suddenly suffered a brain aneurysm.

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A Warrior for Christ

When I was growing up as a young boy, there were times when the others boys in my neighborhood would get into fights with one another. The fights would sometimes be from a misunderstanding or two boys being too rough with one another while playing sports together. However, the fights that I hated the most was when another boy wanted to fight just for the sake of trying to impress others and to build up his little rep.

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Stretch Out

In the New Testament there were four physical ailments that the Lord Jesus healed men from during His three years of ministry. I am not implying that they were not other physical ailments that people had or were less importance to Jesus. However when we read in the word of God you will learn that Jesus healed men that had leprosy either by the spoken word or laying His hands on them (Luke 5:12-13 & Luke 17:12-19).

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A Standard of Manhood

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

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