God's Timing Is Perfect

Harvey Heneveld

READ : Matthew 2:13-23 After the Magi left, Joseph must have gone to bed apprehensively. The Magi said they had been to Herod before they came to them. That meant Herod knew about their son. They were not safe. What should he do? Where could they go? Joseph fell into a troubled sleep. Then in his dream an angel told him to take Mary and the child and go to Egypt. NOW! Joseph whispered to Mary to wake up. In …

God Always Provides

Harvey Heneveld

READ : Matthew 2:1-13 “Get up and go to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you,” the angel said. Have you ever wondered how Joseph paid for that trip to Egypt? He couldn’t put it on his company expense account. He couldn’t max- out his credit cards. He couldn’t go to an ATM and draw out some cash. Yet he had to finance a trip for three to Egypt. Food cost money then, just as it does now. Lodging as …

Joy Is Complete Only When it Is Shared

Harvey Heneveld

READ : Luke 2:13-20 I was a child when I first heard the explanation of “JOY” as: Jesus first, Others second, then Yourself. In the years since, I have seen how true that is. Joy is not a straight line that runs only between Jesus and me, or Jesus and you. It also connects us with others. Joy is a triangle that connects Jesus to you, you to others, and others to Jesus and you. Like a triangle, joy is …

God Blesses a Yielded Heart

Harvey Heneveld

READ : Luke 1:46-55 We are continuing to read Luke backwards because I wanted us to sing Mary’s song of praise to the Lord on the day set aside for worship. As Mary’s soul glorifies the Lord and her spirit rejoices in God her Savior, may your soul and spirit also glorify and rejoice in the Lord today. If you are like me, you most often think of Mary as a mature woman. We see her with her grown sons …

God Can Use Anyone

Harvey Heneveld

READ : Luke 2:1-7 We are reading this chapter backwards, but I wanted us to see the angels before we considered Caesar. Yesterday we were reminded that God is creative. Today we see that He can use anyone to further His purposes, even a man like Caesar who had achieved all the trappings of success and power. But it was only the appearance of power and the illusion of success. God, not Caesar, was arranging human history. The roads Caesar …