Angels on Earth

Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!(Luke 1:28 NLT)What would you do if an angel suddenly appeared before you with a message from God? (Luke 1:26-38) Then he disappears just as suddenly and you are left with your own imagination. Emotions flood over you – excitement, joy, fear, anxiety, and, perhaps, panic, followed by the need to tell someone what had just happened. Mary couldn’t share this with just anyone, so she traveled to see her…

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Blessings in Disguise

“But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.” (Genesis 33:4)Well this was unexpected. Two brothers who, from the womb, had wrestled with one another – for parental love – for position – for favor – for blessing. For decades, their relationship was fraught with manipulation, physical and emotional cut off, lies, fear, resentment and guilt. And now God has come – in disguise – to wrestle with one of them. Jacob…

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