Friday, April 25, 2008

The Holy Land

Matthew 1: 18-24

18 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.

19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly.

20 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.

21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.”

22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying:

23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,”which is translated, “God with us.”

24 Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife,

25 and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name JESUS.

I love this story!

Let's go to the Holy Land.


Annette said...

I so bad want to go the Holy Land,just too see where Jesus walked, and played when he was a child, just the thought of being there! =) I wonder what I would see, smell and touch? some nurses at work went there, and they got to see the tomb, brought back some pictures, lucky them! Well I just left Kim at the market. Hugs Annette

Nonnie said... amazing....and what an experience that would be to be able to connect the see these places we have read so much annette said, just the thought of being in those same places.....bryan's parents were able to make this journey...
thank you for the verses, phyllis, and the amazing pictures this morning.....wonderful!
hugs for a beautiful day,

Just Joni said...

when are we leaving? will I need one suitcase or two?

...ok a girl's gotta dream...I've always wanted to visit the Holy land...thank goodness we can still experience that connection without ever having been there...thank you for sharing such a beautiful and meaningful place today and the scripture too, I never tire of this story.

it's 8:30 here, 11:30 there, so you are probably sleeping by now ~
sweet dreams dear friend ~

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