Forgive me LORD for not being a better parent…

Father, as I see in they eyes of my mind how a teenaged Jewish girl birthed Immanuel in a hay trough, I can see through her eyes what it was like to hold Your Son.

I can only imagine how she must have felt as she raised this little boy and saw him grow to fulfill Your purposes. What joy, what fears, what laughter and tears must have been hers.

God help me be a better parent and grandparent as I reflect on how You shepherded Jesus’ earthly family. Make me a better man, I pray in the name of Immanuel…thank You. Amen

Verse for Today: And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among us, and we shall be His people, and God Himself will be among us, (Revelation 21:3)