Stability From A Stable

“And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”

Luke 2:7

Almost every time I read the Christmas story I find something new or refreshing that over time I had forgotten. Just this morning as I read a quote that said, “If life were stable we wouldn’t need Jesus” I appreciated once again how God has provided us stability from a stable when Jesus was born. When life is going pretty much the way we hoped it would we can easily forget God which reminded me of another social media post I read by Tim Tebow, former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback turned sports analyst and professional baseball player who just happens to be an all around good human being. He put out a post stressing “Never Forget” listing numerous things we tend to forget so easily but need to do our best to not forget, namely that God loves us, has a plan for our lives and that is why Jesus Christ was born into this world. Jesus was born to bring stability to our very unstable world. One day soon there will be peace on earth again!

What comes to mind when you think of a stable? My hope for you today is it reminds you of the Christmas story we read about in both Matthew and Luke’s gospel regarding God’s love for you. Just think, more than 2000 years ago God gave us the most beautiful Christmas gift when He gave us His one and only Son to be born into this world for the explicit purpose of dying for our sins so we could be reconciled back to God. May the stable always remind you and help you to never forget that there is stability in Jesus. My online dictionary defines stable as, “a structure that is not likely to give way or overturn, firmly fixed. That definition provides for us just a glimmer of what Jesus is to those of us who have placed our hope in him. He is our rock! Never forget, Jesus brings stability to this unstable world in which we live.

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28–30


Michael Osthimer





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