Christmas is…Day 13

Christmas is…

“Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!” —Luke 2:9-11

“Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.” —Romans 5:1-2

Do you live each day confidently and joyfully in all that Christ has done for you? Walk in the light of the Good News of Christmas every day of the year!

Rejoicing in Him!

Copyright ©2017, Susan Cady, susancady.com

Christmas is…Day 12

Christmas is…
But He was pierced for our transgressions;
    He was crushed for our iniquities;
upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
    and with His wounds we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
    we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on Him
    the iniquity of us all.

—Isaiah 53:5-6

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” —Galatians 2:20

”There is something majestic about the birth of Jesus. But there is also something safe about it as well. If we can keep Jesus as a baby in our hearts and minds, helpless and small, we can control Him so His majesty doesn’t guide our life. Let Him be Lord of your life, not simply Savior.” —Greg Johnson

His death has brought me life. His chastisement brought me peace. He bore the full weight of my sin—a debt I can never repay. I am humbled and overwhelmed! My response is awe and worship. My heart’s desire and life commitment find expression in Galatians 2:20. Lord, help me to live for you alone!

Rejoicing in Him!

Copyright ©2017, Susan Cady, susancady.com

Facing Off Fear

A few weeks ago I found myself in a whirlwind of emotions. Our son lives and works in West Palm Beach, Florida. When word that Hurricane Irma was heading his way, I began to communicate with him regarding his plans. He’s pretty laid-back and not risk-averse so he was going to wait and see. As things progressed and evacuations were called for, my stress level began to rise. He is on staff at a large church in the area and because they have several campuses in several cities, they were still in the decision process on canceling their weekend services. Our son decided to wait for their final decision before making evacuation plans. Meanwhile, I’m reading of gas shortages, traffic jams, hearing stories from friends and families of past “disasters” when trying to evacuate a Florida hurricane. Well-meaning friends and family were calling and texting to inquire about Jacob and his plans. My husband was on the road that week, so I was home alone trying to process this battle of feelings and faith. Continue reading “Facing Off Fear”