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Humble Beginnings

Jesus didn’t come to earth in a chariot. Nor was He wearing royal robes. Instead Jesus arrived naked, a baby in need of care. His cradle wasn’t lined with purple silk. No, the King of Kings was laid in a manger. The braying of donkeys, not trumpets, announced Jesus’ arrival.

That night in Bethlehem, more than 2,000 years ago, God humbled Himself to come to our sinful world, a rejected Savior.
     
In Ripples Along the Shore, the Civil War has come to a close. But Caroline Milburn is still engaged in a raging battle of her own. A battle for control. In devastating circumstances, Caroline questions God’s sovereignty, refusing to humble herself in His sight and step out of the way of God’s plans for her.   

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.” James 4:10 NIV

Original author devotional by Mona Hodgson


Daily Reflection:
As you reflect on the Christmas story, what does Jesus’ humble advent tell you about God?

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