LIGHT IN THE MANGER
LIGHT IN THE MANGER
I stand alone beside the cowshed at night,
watching the full moon cast its silvery light
over the silent grounds. Inside, the warm, cuddly smell
of the cows drifts out to me,
as the soft country scents
of fresh milk and sweet hay
refresh my awakening senses, invigorating me with a new
awareness of the countryside,
as l slip very quietly inside.
I squirm against a chesnut-coloured cow,
as l worm my way into the hayrack.
The cow goes on munching, unflinchingly,
as it must have done ages ago,
on that dark and lonesome night,
when Mary sat alone in the stable,
her new-born babe in her arms.
l gaze at the straw-filled hayrack,
and imagine the Baby Jesus lying
in the manger, still and quiet,
with the animals all around him.
A hole in the roof reveals a solitary star
twinkling brilliantly, guiding the shepherds
to the stable where the Baby Jesus lies.
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I can see them plod up the valley
anxiously looking for the manger
that cradles the King of glory.
The door of the cowshed swings open,
as the shepherds come creeping in,
their little lambs nestling in their arms.
The stable at Bethlehem
is very quiet and still,
as the world waits
with bated breath,
for God’s Son, Jesus Christ,
to touch the whole world
with His life-changing love.
© Miriam Jacob
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A TURNAROUND FOR YOU..
A word by Dana Jarvis
I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
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